Monthly Archives: December 2022

2022-12-31: News Headlines

teleSUR, jaa, JCM (2022-12-31). Ministro de Defensa ruso felicita a pueblo y soldados por nuevo año. telesurtv.net El ministro hizo un recuento de los peligros y logros evadidos por Rusia y se refirió a la amenaza del fascismo que han tenido que enfrentar en Ucrania.

In Contempt (2022-12-31). In Contempt #24: Mumia Pushes for New Trial, Updates on Antifascist Prisoners, Support #StopCopCity Arrestees. itsgoingdown.org In this column, we present our monthly roundup of political prisoner, prison rebel, and repression news, happenings, announcements, action and analysis. Packed in as always are updates, calls to action, fundraisers, and birthdays. There's a lot happening, so let's dive right in! New Year's Eve Noise Demos It's almost New Year's Eve, which means there's…

Fight Back (2022-12-31). Forward with the people's struggles in 2023! Join the FRSO! fightbacknews.org As the curtain comes down on 2022, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization wishes you a happy new year! We look forward to a new year of struggle, and victories, that raise us to new heights. Conditions show we are in an exciting period for revolutionaries who want to connect with workers and the oppressed with practical plans. 2023 promises many opportunities to organize, build the united front against imperialism, and advance the American revolution with the Freedom Road Socialist Organization playing our part and leading. You should consider The United S…

Suds, Snacks,, Socialism Forum Committee (2022-12-31). Saturday 1/7: Election 2022: What Does It Mean for the Socialist Left? indybay.org

Peter Koenig (2022-12-31). The Plan. WHO's Ten Years of Infectious Diseases (2020 to 2030), Leading to World Tyranny. globalresearch.ca

Common Dreams (2022-12-30). Rights Advocates Alarmed Over Israel's New 'Fascist, Racist, and Settler' Government. juancole.com By Jessica Corbett | &#1 ; ( Commondreams.org ) &#1 ; Global concerns about the new Israeli government—especially what it means for Palestinians—continued to grow Thursday as Benjamin Netanyahu took the oath of office to again serve as prime minister, this time leading the most far-right and religiously conservative coalition in the country's history. The embattled leader …

Jessica Corbett (2022-12-30). Human Rights Advocates Alarmed Over Israel's New "Fascist, Racist" Government. truthout.org Global concerns about the new Israeli government — especially what it means for Palestinians — continued to grow Thursday as Benjamin Netanyahu took the oath of office to again serve as prime minister, this time leading the most far-right and religiously conservative coalition in the country's history. The embattled leader was sworn in following a 63-54 vote of confidence in his new government by… |

WSWS (2022-12-30). Fascist terror and military hostility set tone for Lula's inauguration in Brazil. wsws.org The inauguration of Brazil's president-elect Luís Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers Party (PT), set for January 1, is being prepared under the shadow of fascistic conspiracies in the country.

_____ (2022-12-30). Evidence Of US Backed Coup In Kiev. popularresistance.org NewsGuard, the media rating agency, alleges that Consortium News has published "false content" by reporting that there was a U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine in 2014 and that ne0-Nazis have significant influence in the country. | NewsGuard took issue with a: | "February 2022 article 'Ukraine: Guides to Reflection,' [which] asserted, 'Hence, the inflation of Russian behavior in Ukraine (where Washington organized a coup against a democratically elected government because we disliked its political complexion) … .' | It then wrote: | "The U.S. supported the Maidan revolution that ousted then-Ukraine President Viktor Ya…

Editor (2022-12-30). On the Influence of Neo-Nazism in Ukraine. scheerpost.com

_____ (2022-12-30). A Clash of Competing Nationalisms in Taiwan. strategic-culture.org Imagine if a high-profile American politician, such as the speaker of the House, traveled to Taipei, met with the political leaders of the island, and … nothing happened. The People's Republic of China did not visibly react, the Taiwanese leadership sought to downplay the emphasis on autonomy from the Chinese mainland, and visits on the official's itinerary included monuments to the island's past authoritarian leaders, highlighting hopes of eventual cross-strait reconciliation.

Anonymous103 (2022-12-30). "It's The Industry, Stupid" &#1 ; Economic Nationalism Is On The Rise, Bringing New Risks. southfront.org As the specter of deindustrialization haunts the world, economic warfare is to become much more dangerous than it already is,…

infobrics (2022-12-30). "It's the industry, stupid" – economic nationalism is on the rise, bringing new risks. infobrics.org As the specter of deindustrialization haunts the world, economic warfare is to become much more dangerous than it already is, by turning things into an existential challenge for the concerned parties.

Uriel Araujo (2022-12-30). "It's the industry, stupid" — Economic Nationalism Is on the Rise, Bringing New Risks. globalresearch.ca

Jacqueline Luqman (2022-12-30). Film Review: Netflix's 'Descendant' Shows Capitalism Continues to Oppress African Descendants. towardfreedom.org The story of a bet a wealthy businessman made, as well as a slave ship he financed, and the descendants of the Africans brought to Mobile, Alabama, are the focus of a recently released Netflix documentary, "Descendant." TF board member Jacqueline Luqman explains why the film is worth viewing in her review.

Michael Roberts (2022-12-30). øPuede el capitalismo global aguantar? globalizacion.ca øPuede el capitalismo global aguantar? William Robinson intenta responder a esta pregunta en su libro titulado con la misma pregunta. Robinson es profesor de sociología en la Universidad de California, Santa Bárbara. Con una escritura ágil, Robinson cubre mucho terreno…

Ryan Lockwood (2022-12-30). Buffalo 'bomb cyclone' exposes failure of capitalism. workers.org Buffalo, New York Buffalo is reeling from its worst snowstorm in a generation. From Dec. 23-25, Western New York state was ravaged by a "bomb cyclone," which brought hurricane-force winds, subzero wind chills and over 50 inches of snowfall to the region. But Winter Storm Elliot is as much a . . . |

Staff (2022-12-30). "Unacceptable": NY Progressives Vow to Stop Dem. Gov's Nomination of Conservative Judge to Top Court. democracynow.org In a remarkable development, New York Democrats look likely to defeat Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul's nomination of Hector LaSalle to be the state's next chief judge, after progressives raised concern about his conservative judicial record and anti-abortion, anti-labor and anti-bail reform positions. "We have a situation here in New York where we have an opportunity to shift the highest court in a progressive direction, and the governor is completely fumbling that opportunity," says Jabari Brisport, a Democratic Socialist state senator in Brooklyn who was one of the first to oppose LaSa…

teleSUR, ACH, JGN, SH (2022-12-30). øCómo se creó la URSS y qué impacto tuvo en el mundo?>. telesurtv.net La Unión Soviética o URSS estuvo conformada por cuatro repúblicas socialistas: Rusia, Transcaucasia, Ucrania y Bielorrusia.

WSWS (2022-12-30). Socialist candidate Will Lehman exposes massive voter suppression in the UAW elections. wsws.org Lehman's written protest is an encyclopedic historical record of the election, comprehensively detailing every facet of the antidemocratic conspiracy by the entrenched bureaucracy to cling to power by suppressing the vote.

_____ (2022-12-30). 2022… The Year That Marked the End of America's Hegemony. strategic-culture.org The war in Ukraine has dominated the past year. Other global crises of soaring energy and food costs are collateral damage from the conflict in Ukraine. | The war in Ukraine has dominated the past year. Other global crises of soaring energy and food costs are collateral damage from the conflict in Ukraine. | The conflict is not simply a localized one in the center of Europe on Russia's doorstep involving a reactionary anti-Russian regime in Kiev. The conflict represents a historic showdown between the United States and its allies in the NATO military alliance it leads, and Russia. The showdown has been a long tim…

WSWS (2022-12-30). Mexicans protest president AMLO's "neglect" in case of 43 Ayotzinapa teaching students. wsws.org The AMLO administration's protection of the highest ranks of the state behind the Ayotzinapa killings exposes the reactionary character of its efforts to perpetuate the domestic deployment of the military.

Edu Montesanti (2022-12-30). Argentina Sentencing Former Military Dictators is a Regional Model, Says Chomsky. orinocotribune.com On December 21, former Argentine police officer Mario Sandoval was sentenced to 15 years in prison for crimes against humanity during the last Argentine military dictatorship. | "The Argentine killers and torturers reached the peak of horror," expresses Chomsky to journalist Edu Montesanti, while celebrating one more among many convictions of former dictators in the South American country over the years. | On a trial for crimes against humanity related to the last Argentine military dictatorship (1976-83), former Argentine police officer Mario Sandoval, 69, was found guilty by the justice of his country last Dece…

Jake Johnson (2022-12-30). Big Pharma and GOP allies aim to sabotage Medicare drug price reforms. nationofchange.org "Patients fought hard for the reforms in the Inflation Reduction Act—and we won't let Big Pharma and its allies' fearmongering scare us."

Jessica Corbett (2022-12-30). DOJ Suit Accuses Major Drug Distributor of Fueling US Opioid Epidemic. truthout.org The Biden administration on Thursday filed suit against one of the nation's largest pharmaceutical distributors, AmerisourceBergen, and two of its subsidiaries for allegedly violating federal law and contributing to the opioid epidemic. Filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the complaint accuses AmerisourceBergen of at least hundreds of thousands of violations… |

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2022-12-30: News Headlines

Common Dreams (2022-12-30). Rights Advocates Alarmed Over Israel's New 'Fascist, Racist, and Settler' Government. juancole.com By Jessica Corbett | &#1 ; ( Commondreams.org ) &#1 ; Global concerns about the new Israeli government—especially what it means for Palestinians—continued to grow Thursday as Benjamin Netanyahu took the oath of office to again serve as prime minister, this time leading the most far-right and religiously conservative coalition in the country's history. The embattled leader …

WSWS (2022-12-30). Fascist terror and military hostility set tone for Lula's inauguration in Brazil. wsws.org The inauguration of Brazil's president-elect Luís Inácio Lula da Silva of the Workers Party (PT), set for January 1, is being prepared under the shadow of fascistic conspiracies in the country.

Ryan Lockwood (2022-12-30). Buffalo 'bomb cyclone' exposes failure of capitalism. workers.org Buffalo, New York Buffalo is reeling from its worst snowstorm in a generation. From Dec. 23-25, Western New York state was ravaged by a "bomb cyclone," which brought hurricane-force winds, subzero wind chills and over 50 inches of snowfall to the region. But Winter Storm Elliot is as much a . . . |

teleSUR, ACH, JGN, SH (2022-12-30). øCómo se creó la URSS y qué impacto tuvo en el mundo?>. telesurtv.net La Unión Soviética o URSS estuvo conformada por cuatro repúblicas socialistas: Rusia, Transcaucasia, Ucrania y Bielorrusia.

WSWS (2022-12-30). Socialist candidate Will Lehman exposes massive voter suppression in the UAW elections. wsws.org Lehman's written protest is an encyclopedic historical record of the election, comprehensively detailing every facet of the antidemocratic conspiracy by the entrenched bureaucracy to cling to power by suppressing the vote.

WSWS (2022-12-30). Mexicans protest president AMLO's "neglect" in case of 43 Ayotzinapa teaching students. wsws.org The AMLO administration's protection of the highest ranks of the state behind the Ayotzinapa killings exposes the reactionary character of its efforts to perpetuate the domestic deployment of the military.

Richard Becker (2022-12-29). Undisguised fascists hold balance of power in new Israeli annexationist regime. liberationnews.org Agreement on a new Israeli government — a coalition of extreme right-wingers, religious bigots and | outright fascists — was announced on December 21.

Editor (2022-12-29). The war on Christmas drag shows. mronline.org GOP endorsed anti-LGBTQ+ "groomer" rhetoric inspired armed fascist groups to harass queer events, spurring a diverse, celebratory community response.

Juan Cole (2022-12-29). "Execution of the Palestinian People": Netanyahu vows Massive Israeli Squatting on Palestinian Land, and ultimate Annexation. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; As part of his bargain with the fascist blocs of Religious Zionism and Jewish Power, according to the Israeli newspaper Arab 48, incoming Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke of an "exclusive Jewish right" to expand settlements inside Israel praper, in Galilee and the Negev, as well as to plant squatters in …

Winn Ellinger (2022-12-29). Texas increases anti-LGBTQ attacks, but anti-fascist victories give reason for hope. liberationnews.org Whipping up a moral panic with hate speech pulled from corporate media headlines, Texas politicians have introduced dozens of bills criminalizing transgender people.

WSWS (2022-12-29). Cruel and unconstitutional: US Supreme Court maintains Title 42 exclusion of migrants seeking asylum. wsws.org The ruling confirms both the ruthlessness of the fascistic Republican right and the fecklessness of the Democrats. Both big business parties agree on the policy of barring desperate migrants from entry.

Douglas Healey, Jesse Carpentier (2022-12-29). Deadly winter storm created by capitalism. liberationnews.org Mainstream media has provided thorough coverage of this storm's devastating impacts, but does not raise the question of how the deaths could have been prevented.

Robert Reich (2022-12-29). The monsters of American capitalism. nationofchange.org Three of its prime exemplars: Trump, Bankman-Fried's, and Musk!

Tanupriya Singh (2022-12-29). A call to the people: If capitalism is to be fought, it has to be fought in the DRC. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in This is the second of two stories on the ongoing crisis in the eastern provinces of the DRC. Part one can be read On Friday, December 23, the M23…

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-12-29). On the Application of Xi Jinping Thought in an Imperialist Country. orinocotribune.com By Friends of Socialist China &#1 ; Dec 23, 2022 | On 10 December, the first of two online seminars on the theme 'The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and its World Significance', organised jointly by Friends of Socialist China and the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, was held. We are pleased to publish below the contribution by Dr Hugh Goodacre, Managing Director of the Institute for Independence Studies and lecturer in the History of Economic Thought at University College London. Hugh's speech provides a profound and thought-provoking analy…

John W. Whitehead (2022-12-29). 2022's Danger Signs: From Totalitarian Paranoia to Authoritarian Madness. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-29). Peruvian Dictatorship Shows True Colours: Alderpeople Dismissed, National Strike Called for January 4. orinocotribune.com Caracas, December 28, 2022 ( The de facto ministry of the interior justified their decision on the basis that "

_____ (2022-12-29). Perú's Dictatorship Shows True Colours. popularresistance.org This Monday, December 26, the de facto government of Perú, led by Dina Boluarte, annulled the appointment of 312 district sub-alderpeople across 23 regions of the country, in a move that seems to advance the erasure of any traces of opposition to Boluarte's controversial rule. These sub-alderpeople had been appointed by President Pedro Castillo, in accordance with local legislation, during his mandate by popular election. | The de facto ministry of the interior justified their decision on the basis that "these officials, instead of responding to the guidelines established regarding the functions of district sub-a…

Staff (2022-12-29). Perú's Dictatorship Shows True Colours: Alderpeople Dismissed, National Strike Called for January 4. orinocotribune.com Caracas, December 28, 2022 ( The de facto ministry of the interior justified their decision on the basis that "

_____ (2022-12-29). How The Empire Controls The Narrative, With Margaret Kimberly. popularresistance.org In the latest edition of "The Most Censored News" interviews, Lee Camp is joined by Margaret Kimberly. A well-known figure in activists circles in the United States, Margaret is the executive editor of and a senior columnist at Black Agenda Report (BAR). BAR's website offers alternative perspectives on current events and has become a trusted source for those seeking information beyond the mainstream media. In addition to her work at BAR, Kimberly is also the author of "Prejudicial: Black America and the Presidents," a book that was published in 2020 by Steerforth Press. | Camp and Kimberly talked about the U.S.-R…

Jake Johnson (2022-12-29). Big Pharma and GOP Open About Plans to Obstruct Medicare Drug Price Reforms. truthout.org The pharmaceutical industry and its Republican allies in Congress are openly signaling their plans obstruct at every turn as the Biden administration looks to begin implementing a recently passed law that will allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices for the first time in its history. In November, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and several other Republican senators introduced legislation that would… |

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2022-12-29: News Headlines

Juan Cole (2022-12-29). "Execution of the Palestinian People": Netanyahu vows Massive Israeli Squatting on Palestinian Land, and ultimate Annexation. juancole.com Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) &#1 ; As part of his bargain with the fascist blocs of Religious Zionism and Jewish Power, according to the Israeli newspaper Arab 48, incoming Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke of an "exclusive Jewish right" to expand settlements inside Israel praper, in Galilee and the Negev, as well as to plant squatters in …

Richard Becker (2022-12-29). Undisguised fascists hold balance of power in new Israeli annexationist regime. liberationnews.org Agreement on a new Israeli government — a coalition of extreme right-wingers, religious bigots and | outright fascists — was announced on December 21.

WSWS (2022-12-29). Cruel and unconstitutional: US Supreme Court maintains Title 42 exclusion of migrants seeking asylum. wsws.org The ruling confirms both the ruthlessness of the fascistic Republican right and the fecklessness of the Democrats. Both big business parties agree on the policy of barring desperate migrants from entry.

John W. Whitehead (2022-12-29). 2022's Danger Signs: From Totalitarian Paranoia to Authoritarian Madness. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-29). Peruvian Dictatorship Shows True Colours: Alderpeople Dismissed, National Strike Called for January 4. orinocotribune.com Caracas, December 28, 2022 ( The de facto ministry of the interior justified their decision on the basis that "

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-28). Proud Boys Fail to Turn out Against Counter-Protest in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. itsgoingdown.org Report on counter-protest against Proud Boys harassing a drag event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Originally posted to Iron Snowflake. On December 26th, less than a dozen fascists including three Proud Boys and several far-Right live-streamers showed up outside "A Drag Queen Christmas" in Ft Lauderdale, FL. It's 6: 20pm and Proud Boys, Elon Gerberg and fashy friends…

Global Research News (2022-12-28). Selected Articles: CIA's Deadly "Strategy of Tension" to Destroy Russia. globalresearch.ca By During the Cold War, the CIA worked closely with the neo-Nazis in Ukraine and emigre groups. Project AERODYNAMIC (formerly CARTEL, ANDROGEN, AECARTHAGE, between 1949 and …

_____ (2022-12-28). If Capitalism Is To Be Fought, It Has To Be Fought In The DRC. popularresistance.org On Friday, December 23, the M23 rebel group in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) officially handed over its positions in Kibumba, in North Kivu province, to the East African Community Regional Force (EACRF), citing the recommendations of the summit held in Luanda, Angola, in November. However, days after M23 announced its withdrawal from its seized positions in Kibumba, displaced communities have still not been able to return amid reports that rebel fighters are still present in the area. | Meanwhile, fighting between M23, Congolese troops (FARDC), and an anti-M23 'self-defense' militia continued on Monday,…

teleSUR (2022-12-28). Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo Find Grandson 132. telesurenglish.net The humanitarian organization Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo in Argentina announced today having found the whereabouts of Juan José Morales, son of Mercedes del Valle Morales, who disappeared during the last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983). | RELATED: | Celebrating "the resolution of a new case, which renews hopes for this path of truth, memory, justice and identity," the institution said, "We hope that 202…

WSWS (2022-12-28). UK: "Left antisemitism" campaign downplays far-right danger to promote crackdown on anti-Zionism. wsws.org The International Holocaust Remembrance Association definition of antisemitism to be enforced in schools, universities and all public bodies paints political anti-Zionism and opposition to the Israeli state's persecution of the Palestinians as anti-Jewish hatred.

teleSUR (2022-12-28). Fernandez-Kirchner Denounces Proscription Campaign Against Her. telesurenglish.net On Tuesday, Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez-Kirchner assured that her decision not to run as a candidate in the 2023 presidential elections is the consequence of a campaign perpetrated by elites to politically outlaw her and Peronism. | RELATED: | "It is neither resignation nor self-exclusion. It is proscription", she said during the inauguration of the Diego Armando Maradona Sports Center in Avellaneda. | "Th…

W. T. Whitney Jr. (2022-12-28). Seeking relief from oppression, Peruvians resist Castillo removal…and wait. peoplesworld.org "Pedro Castillo emerged from that deep, excluded, and marginalized Peru that has been the primordial object of nefarious consequences of treason by the elites," according to an observer. Castillo was the first progressive candidate ever to win a presidential election in Peru. After harassing him for months, Peru's right-wing-dominated unicameral Congress recently ordered Castillo's removal …

ecns.cn (2022-12-28). Report: AI's role in driving growth bigger. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises are planning to increase investment in artificial intelligence as AI is increasingly perceived as one of the drivers in revenue growth and business transformation and integrated into the real economy.

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2022-12-28: News Headlines

ecns.cn (2022-12-28). Report: AI's role in driving growth bigger. ecns.cn Chinese enterprises are planning to increase investment in artificial intelligence as AI is increasingly perceived as one of the drivers in revenue growth and business transformation and integrated into the real economy.

Julian Rose (2022-12-27). 'The Hijacking of Green': From Beauty and Biodiversity to Fakery and Fascism. globalresearch.ca

_____ (2022-12-27). Antiwar Activist Faces Repression In Germany. popularresistance.org June 22, 2022, was the 81st anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union, and a prominent German antiwar activist took the occasion to publicly question why the German government is now supporting neo-Nazi organizations in Ukraine. | As a result, that activist is now facing the possibility of up to three years in prison. | Heinrich Bàºcker runs Berlin's popular Coop Antiwar Cafe, which since 2005 has been a gathering space for activists working on a wide range of issues. Since 2019 the cafe has co-organized the weekly event "Frente Unido América Latina" in front of the U.S. Embassy. He's a memb…

Anonymous103 (2022-12-27). Israel To Forge Friendship With New "Non-Nazi" Kiev. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | On December 15, representatives of the Ukrainian Azov regiment came to Israel. The trip of the most famous Nazis did not bother the Jews much. | The delegation consisted of two people, Yulia Fedosyuk, the deputy of the association, and Ilya Samoylenko, a servicemen released from Russian captivity. During the nine-day stay in Israel, the Azovites were welcomed by a Knesset deputy from the Social Democratic party Avodah, and they held a meeting with reservists of the Israeli army aimed at "ex…

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2022-12-27). 'Pro-Nazi' Germany and Japan Have No Place at the UNSC. libya360.wordpress.com Ambassador Oleg Stepanov to Sputnik news agency: Germany and Japan &#1 ; no UNSC. Forever. Every year, the UN General Assembly considers a regular draft resolution on combating the glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other relevant practices. Usually with no surprise. However, this time the vote was mind breaking, indeed. Especially, in terms of who and…

WSWS (2022-12-27). Sarath Kumara: Sri Lankan Trotskyist fighter dies at 57. wsws.org Sarath was a principled working-class fighter for Trotskyism until the very end—a life shortened by the economic circumstances and social misery created by capitalism.

Editor (2022-12-27). Markets and Technology Won't Solve Climate Crisis. We Must End Capitalism. scheerpost.com

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-12-27). Today's Russia Is Upholding the Best of the Soviet Legacy. orinocotribune.com By Victoria Nikiforova &#1 ; Dec 5, 2022 | The following essay is written and published by a columnist at Russia's main state media outlet, RIA Novosti. The essay provides an overview of the achievements and the lasting legacy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for today's Russia and for the world. It is not a comprehensive history of the USSR; that is for historians to continue to write and debate. The essay's most salient feature is the insight into the thinking of the people of the Russian Federation at this very turbulent turning point in their history. | The essay voices the wholesale loss of…

Robert J. Burrowes (2022-12-27). Historical Analysis of the Global Elites: Ransacking the World Economy Until 'You'll Own Nothing'. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2022-12-27). SOEs ramp up inland infrastructure projects. ecns.cn State-owned enterprises focused on infrastructure construction are ramping up efforts nationwide, especially in central inland provinces and with more focus on key livelihood projects, to inject more impetus into the nation's recovery.

ecns.cn (2022-12-27). SOEs also winners at 2022 FIFA World Cup. ecns.cn China's State-owned enterprises weren't on the pitch, but they scored a lot of points at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Global Research News (2022-12-27). Selected Articles: The Plan. WHO's Ten Years of Infectious Diseases (2020 to 2030), Leading to World Tyranny. globalresearch.ca By Excess mortality is reported from Norway — and all over the western world or Global North. Excesses never …

Colin Todhunter (2022-12-27). Of Economic Crises and Pandemics — Facebook as Fact, Government as Truth, Big Pharma as God. globalresearch.ca

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2022-12-27). Hollywood and Its Useful Idiots: Propaganda for the War in Ukraine, Big Pharma, and Every Other Globalist Agenda. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-12-27). Strong support for SGP election campaign in Berlin. wsws.org The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei election statement calls for €100 billion for nurseries, schools and hospitals, instead of armaments and war, together with a massive hike in wages and the expropriation of all the war profiteers.

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2022-12-27: News Headlines

Julian Rose (2022-12-27). 'The Hijacking of Green': From Beauty and Biodiversity to Fakery and Fascism. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-12-27). Sarath Kumara: Sri Lankan Trotskyist fighter dies at 57. wsws.org Sarath was a principled working-class fighter for Trotskyism until the very end—a life shortened by the economic circumstances and social misery created by capitalism.

Editor (2022-12-27). Markets and Technology Won't Solve Climate Crisis. We Must End Capitalism. scheerpost.com

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2022-12-27). Today's Russia Is Upholding the Best of the Soviet Legacy. orinocotribune.com By Victoria Nikiforova &#1 ; Dec 5, 2022 | The following essay is written and published by a columnist at Russia's main state media outlet, RIA Novosti. The essay provides an overview of the achievements and the lasting legacy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) for today's Russia and for the world. It is not a comprehensive history of the USSR; that is for historians to continue to write and debate. The essay's most salient feature is the insight into the thinking of the people of the Russian Federation at this very turbulent turning point in their history. | The essay voices the wholesale loss of…

Robert J. Burrowes (2022-12-27). Historical Analysis of the Global Elites: Ransacking the World Economy Until 'You'll Own Nothing'. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2022-12-27). SOEs ramp up inland infrastructure projects. ecns.cn State-owned enterprises focused on infrastructure construction are ramping up efforts nationwide, especially in central inland provinces and with more focus on key livelihood projects, to inject more impetus into the nation's recovery.

ecns.cn (2022-12-27). SOEs also winners at 2022 FIFA World Cup. ecns.cn China's State-owned enterprises weren't on the pitch, but they scored a lot of points at the recently concluded FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Global Research News (2022-12-27). Selected Articles: The Plan. WHO's Ten Years of Infectious Diseases (2020 to 2030), Leading to World Tyranny. globalresearch.ca By Excess mortality is reported from Norway — and all over the western world or Global North. Excesses never …

Colin Todhunter (2022-12-27). Of Economic Crises and Pandemics — Facebook as Fact, Government as Truth, Big Pharma as God. globalresearch.ca

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2022-12-27). Hollywood and Its Useful Idiots: Propaganda for the War in Ukraine, Big Pharma, and Every Other Globalist Agenda. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2022-12-27). Strong support for SGP election campaign in Berlin. wsws.org The Sozialistische Gleichheitspartei election statement calls for €100 billion for nurseries, schools and hospitals, instead of armaments and war, together with a massive hike in wages and the expropriation of all the war profiteers.

Hedelberto López Blanch (2022-12-26). °Cuidado! la derecha reaccionaria actúa. globalizacion.ca Los gobiernos progresistas surgidos en los últimos años en América Latina, tienen que estar muy alerta por la amenaza que representan las fuerzas de ultraderecha, con vestigios de fascismo, que están frustradas por los avances nacionalistas que ha tenido la…

Ken Lawrence (2022-12-26). To Defeat Fascism, We Must Win Over a Substantial Segment of the Social Strata that Make Up its Mass Base. covertactionmagazine.com Anti-fascists should emulate the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and its organizing efforts in the 1960s and 1970s. We must realize that fascism is a movement of the disappointed and of those whose existence is ruined. Therefore, we must endeavor either to win over or to neutralize those wide masses who are still in the …

Mickey Z. (2022-12-26). When the Upper Echelons of the Parasite Class‚Ñ¢ Flex Their Power. dissidentvoice.org Preface: Paul, a subscriber/regular commenter, recently mentioned Gen. Smedley Butler the other day and it inspired me to share an edited excerpt from my first book. During the early 1930s, Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated that he was "deeply impressed" with Benito Mussolini and referred to the Italian dictator as an "admirable Italian gentleman." Despite …

_____ (2022-12-26). What are the goals of the Ukrainian-US project "Turan"? journal-neo.org Against the backdrop of the sheer failure of the West's hybrid war against Russia, including in the formation of a "second anti-Russian front" in Central Asia, the propaganda activities of Ukraine and several Western media outlets began to be clearly manifested by way of promoting the "valor" of the recently created by the Kiev Nazi …

Anonymous765 (2022-12-26). Nazi Regiment Azov Back To Front Lines. southfront.org |

WSWS (2022-12-26). Workers speak from the picket line during UK Royal Mail Christmas strikes. wsws.org World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to striking postal workers involved in national walkouts on December 23/24.

F. William Engdahl (2022-12-26). The Dark Origins of the Davos Great Reset. globalresearch.ca Klaus Schwab is little more than a slick PR agent for a global technocratic agenda, a corporatist unity of corporate power with government, including the UN, an agenda whose origins go back to the beginning of the 1970s, and even earlier.

Staff (2022-12-26). To Catch a Dictator: Human Rights Lawyer Reed Brody on the Pursuit and Trial of Chad's Hissène Habré. democracynow.org In this special broadcast, we speak with Reed Brody, the international human rights lawyer who has been called "the dictator hunter" for his role in bringing historic legal cases against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and others. Brody's new book is just out, titled "To Catch a Dictator: The Pursuit and Trial of Hissène Habré." Habré, a former U.S. ally, was convicted in 2016 by the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese court system and sentenced to life in prison.

_____ (2022-12-26). China's Fake Anti-Lockdown Protests, A Failed Color Revolution. popularresistance.org Late last November, several fringe group of anti-lockdown protests happened across China, dubbed "the A4 paper protests" hyped by western media; led by western-backed Chinese right-wing violent QAnon anti-lockdown/anti-vaxers, supported by Chinese western-backed medical industrial complex and pro-western elites, together they forced the government to abandon the "dynamic zero-COVID" policy. This has been no more than an orchestrated western-backed color revolution, and a Chinese right-wing riot for their selfish agenda, that does not represent the majority of the Chinese and World's opinion. Since the Wuhan outbr…

_____ (2022-12-26). Overthrow of President Castillo Exposes the Race and Class Divide in Peru. popularresistance.org Unfulfilled campaign promises, accusations of corruption, and even an attempted self-coup cannot turn the many supporters of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo against him. The president has probably ceased to represent hopes for change, but he still symbolizes —perhaps more now than ever— structural discrimination in Peru. | In Lima, the political, economic, and intellectual elites are intrigued. They wonder why the majority of Peruvians in the streets are demanding Castillo's release. They are even more disconcerted by the minority that insists he be reinstated.

_____ (2022-12-26). Peru: Overthrow Of President Castillo Exposes The Race And Class Divide. popularresistance.org Unfulfilled campaign promises, accusations of corruption, and even an attempted self-coup cannot turn the many supporters of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo against him. The president has probably ceased to represent hopes for change, but he still symbolizes —perhaps more now than ever— structural discrimination in Peru. | In Lima, the political, economic, and intellectual elites are intrigued. They wonder why the majority of Peruvians in the streets are demanding Castillo's release. They are even more disconcerted by the minority that insists he be reinstated. It is not surprising that the ruling c…

Peter Koenig (2022-12-26). The Plan. WHO's Ten Years of Infectious Diseases (2020 to 2030), Leading to World Tyranny. globalresearch.ca

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2022-12-26: News Headlines

F. William Engdahl (2022-12-26). The Dark Origins of the Davos Great Reset. globalresearch.ca Klaus Schwab is little more than a slick PR agent for a global technocratic agenda, a corporatist unity of corporate power with government, including the UN, an agenda whose origins go back to the beginning of the 1970s, and even earlier.

_____ (2022-12-25). 'Free Speech' Is Whatever The Rich Say It Is. popularresistance.org It's been a banner month for people who love invoking the "free speech" buzzword. Whether Elon Musk was promoting it as a catch-all abstract value to justify inviting transphobes and neo-nazis back to Twitter, or mainstream journalists were invoking the idea in response to a petulant billionaire banning his critics from the large social media company he just purchased for $44 billion, everyone these past few weeks has had some opinion on "free speech," what it means, and who its supposed champion—or, more often than not, its most hypocritical defender—truly is. | What the conversation has been largely…

Minnesota Reformer (2022-12-25). A Pastor Comes to Terms with the Church's Idols of Trump, Money and Power. juancole.com By Rev. Angela Denker | &#1 ; Book excerpt: A pastor comes to terms with the Church's idols of Trump, money and power Red State Christians: A Journey into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage it leaves behind," available everywhere books are sold. ( Minnesota Reformer ) &#1 ; On Sunday, January 10, 2021, I woke up …

_____ (2022-12-25). Why We Need The Solidarity Economy. popularresistance.org We are living in a time of multiple crises. The climate emergency seriously threatens the continued survival of humanity, exacerbating injustice, exploitation, poverty and vulnerability. And the global cost of living crisis is driving more and more people into precarity. Although these crises are often portrayed as novel and contemporary rather than cumulative consequences of centuries-old destructive systems, those that have been at the frontlines of marginalization caused by the current world order, rooted in colonization and capitalism, have always known, to quote the Zapatistas, that this house has been on fi…

ecns.cn (2022-12-25). China to commit itself to cause of peace, development for humanity: FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday said China will commit itself to the noble cause of peace and development for humanity on the new journey to build China into a modern socialist country in all respects.

Janine Jackson (2022-12-25). Tax Policy Is Helping Wall Street Gobble Up Single-Family Homes. truthout.org Janine Jackson interviewed CSG Advisors' Gene Slater about the affordable housing crisis for the November 11, 2022, episode of "CounterSpin." This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson: Home ownership is a key ingredient in what is still called the "American Dream." Beyond the meaningful symbolism of having one's own patch, home ownership is instrumental in wealth creation — the… |

americanthinker (2022-12-25). DIE on the Road to Global Tyranny. americanthinker.com Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity is a favorite of the elite Davos crowd. And it's for nothing good.

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2022-12-25: News Headlines

Minnesota Reformer (2022-12-25). A Pastor Comes to Terms with the Church's Idols of Trump, Money and Power. juancole.com By Rev. Angela Denker | &#1 ; Book excerpt: A pastor comes to terms with the Church's idols of Trump, money and power Red State Christians: A Journey into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage it leaves behind," available everywhere books are sold. ( Minnesota Reformer ) &#1 ; On Sunday, January 10, 2021, I woke up …

ecns.cn (2022-12-25). China to commit itself to cause of peace, development for humanity: FM. ecns.cn Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday said China will commit itself to the noble cause of peace and development for humanity on the new journey to build China into a modern socialist country in all respects.

americanthinker (2022-12-25). DIE on the Road to Global Tyranny. americanthinker.com Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity is a favorite of the elite Davos crowd. And it's for nothing good.

Unicorn Riot (2022-12-24). Neo-Nazi Group Fighting in Ukraine Seeks Recruits Online. unicornriot.ninja

Terry Evans (2022-12-24). As political crisis of US rulers deepens, Socialist Workers Party speaks out. themilitant.com Following the 2022 elections, working people face both a deepening crisis in the capitalist economy — a slowdown in hiring at the same time prices continue to rise — and attacks on living conditions and constitutional freedoms by the capitalist rulers and their two political parties, the Democrats and Republicans. | The Socialist Workers Party is organizing to build solidarity with workers in battle against boss and government attacks, from the rail yards nationwide to strikes by Case New Holland workers in Wisconsin and Iowa and miners at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. The party fields candidates posin…

_____ (2022-12-24). NYC's Christmas Tree Cooperative. popularresistance.org New York City, New York – In this holiday-themed episode of All Things Co-op, Kevin speaks with Ellis Roberts of New York State of Pine, a worker cooperative selling Christmas trees in New York City. They discuss the exploitation of workers and huge markups for consumers from traditional Christmas tree companies, New York State of Pine's democratic centralist model for decision-making, the question of scale, and the importance of working with and getting to know working-class people as communists and socialists. | If you live in NYC and haven't gotten your Christmas tree yet, visit NY State of Pine at 323 St. Joh…

Fight Back (2022-12-24). Red Theory: The achievements of socialism in China. fightbacknews.org After waging revolution from 1927 to 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed from Tiananmen Gate that "the Chinese people have stood up!" This marked the end of imperialist domination in China and the beginning of socialism in the newly founded People's Republic of China, led by the Communist Party. The Chinese revolution has continued through socialist construction from then until today, and we would do well to sum up some of its many heroic achievements in order to better understand, from a Marxist-Leninist perspective, the process of socialist revolution and socialist construction. | The achievements of socialism in China…

Editor (2022-12-24). The Holidays are the Most Painful Time of the Year to be Behind Bars. scheerpost.com Every holiday season, prisoners suffer spikes in suicides, violence, and depression. Eddie Conway, who spent 44 years locked up, explains what people on the outside can do to help.

Editor (2022-12-24). The egregious arrogance of Sam Bankman-Fried (& his ilk). mronline.org On December 13, the House Financial Services Committee held a long-awaited hearing into the collapse of the FTX crypto empire.

_____ (2022-12-24). NHS Price Problem Is Big Pharma, Not Striking Nurses. popularresistance.org Imagine a disability almost disappearing if you flew out of the Global South. I have severe haemophilia, a genetic condition that interferes with the body's ability to clot after bleeding. When left untreated, anything — even a bruise or merely sitting down — can trigger a bleed, internally or externally. Anti-clotting injections can stop this. | However, outside the advanced West, these injections are sold at exorbitantly high prices. When I was a child in India, my parents couldn't afford such treatment, so they'd bury my bleeding joints under piles of ice to freeze them. Almost all the bleeds I exp…

Editor (2022-12-24). Big Pharma's Obscene Profits, Not Striking Nurses, Are Killing the NHS. scheerpost.com

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2022-12-24: News Headlines

Terry Evans (2022-12-24). As political crisis of US rulers deepens, Socialist Workers Party speaks out. themilitant.com Following the 2022 elections, working people face both a deepening crisis in the capitalist economy — a slowdown in hiring at the same time prices continue to rise — and attacks on living conditions and constitutional freedoms by the capitalist rulers and their two political parties, the Democrats and Republicans. | The Socialist Workers Party is organizing to build solidarity with workers in battle against boss and government attacks, from the rail yards nationwide to strikes by Case New Holland workers in Wisconsin and Iowa and miners at Warrior Met Coal in Alabama. The party fields candidates posin…

Editor (2022-12-24). The Holidays are the Most Painful Time of the Year to be Behind Bars. scheerpost.com Every holiday season, prisoners suffer spikes in suicides, violence, and depression. Eddie Conway, who spent 44 years locked up, explains what people on the outside can do to help.

Editor (2022-12-24). Big Pharma's Obscene Profits, Not Striking Nurses, Are Killing the NHS. scheerpost.com

Anonymous103 (2022-12-23). Zelinsky's Failures in Washington. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The visit of Vladimir Zelensky was an important Christmas PR campaign. The unexpected trip was widely covered by the MSM and ended with the declaration of another military aid package which included the US-made Patriot air defence system. | However, Zelensky's visit to the US Congress was marked by a number of accidents that were traditionally ignored by the media. | All Zelensky's attempts supported by the MSM to hide the Nazi essence of the Kiev regime fail. | Zelensky handed the congres…

Asa Winstanley (2022-12-23). Israel helps Ukraine whitewash its Nazis. electronicintifada.net Visit by Azov members appears part of an effort to whitewash far-right group.

Jeffrey Rudolph (2022-12-23). As NYT's Friedman Laments end of Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution, the Bantustan Alternative Looms. juancole.com Montreal (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; In a New York Times Dec. 18, 2022, opinion piece, Thomas L. Friedman, echoing many other mainstream commentators, bemoans that Israel's aggressive settlement policies and growing religious nationalism "could bury the two-state solution and the one-state solution in the same grave." However, what Mr. Friedman and other commentators fail to …

Staff (2022-12-23). Chapeando: El mito de la superioridad cubana (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu La alfabetización de Cuba es la primera piedra del crecimiento y el talento de los cubanos. Así se desnuda el mito del triunfo cubano en el capitalismo. El cubano no sobresale en los países a donde emigra porque sea un fenómeno de la naturaleza, sino porque hubo una alfabetización, una universalización de la enseñanza.

WSWS (2022-12-23). Australia: Victorian Socialists cover for union sell-out at Pampas. wsws.org The endorsement by the pseudo-left of the wage-slashing deal at Pampas demonstrates their role as an adjunct and defender of the union bureaucracy and its attacks against workers.

Staff (2022-12-23). 23 December, Online: Ka Joma Lives: International Day of Tribute to Jose Maria Sison. samidoun.net Friday, 23 December 5: 00 pm central Europe (8 am Pacific, 11 am Eastern, 6 pm Palestine) Register on Zoom: bit.ly/KaJomaLivesHighestHonorTribute Ka Joma Lives: International Proletarian Revolutionary Leader, Theoretician, Teacher and Poet in the Service of the People Join this international day of tribute online (along with many international organisations, including Samidoun) to honor the life …

Workers World Party (2022-12-23). Workers World Party pays tribute to 'Ka Joma' Sison. workers.org The following tribute was submitted to the "Ka Joma Lives: International Proletarian Revolutionary Leader, Theoretician, Teacher and Poet in the Service of the People" Dec. 23 memorial in Amsterdam. The Netherlands. Credit: Nahendra Khadka Workers World Party from the United States recognizes that the worldwide revolutionary movement lost an immensely . . . |

Chris Hedges (2022-12-23). The Catholic Church expelled me for supporting women joining the priesthood. therealnews.com As a young man, Roy Bourgeois enlisted to fight in the Vietnam War. After being injured, he became a volunteer at a local orphanage and was inspired to become a priest upon his return to the US. Bourgeois became a priest in Bolivia during the dictatorship of General Hugo Banzer. He decided he could not be an apolitical priest. He spoke out against Banzer's political repression, leading to his arrest and expulsion from Bolivia. Back in the US, Bourgeois organized protests outside Fort Benning, Georgia where the US was training Salvadorian soldiers to fight the leftist insurgency. He was imprisoned twice for…

Francesca Emanuele (2022-12-23). Factors Behind the Support for Castillo That Lima Refuses to Understand. orinocotribune.com By Francesca Emanuele &#1 ; Dec 20, 2022 | Neither the unfulfilled promises, the indications of corruption, nor the coup attempt could make Castillo's supporters turn their backs on him. Despite the former president no longer representing hope for change, he still symbolizes—perhaps today more than ever—the structural discrimination in Peru. | In Lima, the political, economic, and intellectual elites are intrigued, still searching for an explanation for the large number of Peruvian men and women protesting in demand of freedom for Pedro Castillo. They are even more puzzled by the smaller group demandi…

Lee Camp (2022-12-23). Gaining Power in the Struggle for a Better World, with Vijay Prashad. mintpressnews.com Prolific academic Vijay Prashad joins "The Most Censored News With Lee Camp" to discuss empire, coups, censorship and his latest book co-written with Noam Chomsky, "The Withdrawal: Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and the Fragility of U.S."

Kenny Stancil (2022-12-23). Sanders's Bill to Expand Workplace Democracy Passes Senate in Omnibus. truthout.org Legislation that Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled 13 years ago to help boost workplace democracy and curb worsening inequality in the United States was included in the $1.7 trillion omnibus package approved by the Senate on Thursday. Modeled on the success of employee ownership centers in Ohio and Vermont, Sanders' (I-Vt.) Worker Ownership, Readiness, and Knowledge (WORK) Act authorizes a $50 million… |

_____ (2022-12-23). ER Doctors Call Private Equity Staffing Practices Illegal, Seek To Ban Them. popularresistance.org A group of emergency physicians and consumer advocates in multiple states are pushing for stiffer enforcement of decades-old statutes that prohibit the ownership of medical practices by corporations not owned by licensed doctors. | Thirty-three states plus the District of Columbia have rules on their books against the so-called corporate practice of medicine. But over the years, critics say, companies have successfully sidestepped bans on owning medical practices by buying or establishing local staffing groups that are nominally owned by doctors and restricting the physicians' authority so they have no direct con…

| AFP | (2022-12-23). Trump should never hold office again: US insurrection report. tribune.com.pk Donald Trump should never be allowed to run for public office again after inciting an insurrection, lawmakers investigating last year's assault on the US Capitol concluded in their watershed final report. | The recommendation led a list of proposals from the 845-page document aimed at ensuring there is no repeat of the deadly riot the ex-president is accused of orchestrating in a failed bid to cling to power after losing the 2020 election. | "Our country has come too far to allow a defeated president to turn himself into a successful tyrant by upending our democratic institutions (and) fomenting violence," the…

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2022-12-23: News Headlines

Anonymous103 (2022-12-23). Zelinsky's Failures in Washington. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | The visit of Vladimir Zelensky was an important Christmas PR campaign. The unexpected trip was widely covered by the MSM and ended with the declaration of another military aid package which included the US-made Patriot air defence system. | However, Zelensky's visit to the US Congress was marked by a number of accidents that were traditionally ignored by the media. | All Zelensky's attempts supported by the MSM to hide the Nazi essence of the Kiev regime fail. | Zelensky handed the congres…

Jeffrey Rudolph (2022-12-23). As NYT's Friedman Laments end of Israel-Palestine Two-State Solution, the Bantustan Alternative Looms. juancole.com Montreal (Special to Informed Comment) &#1 ; In a New York Times Dec. 18, 2022, opinion piece, Thomas L. Friedman, echoing many other mainstream commentators, bemoans that Israel's aggressive settlement policies and growing religious nationalism "could bury the two-state solution and the one-state solution in the same grave." However, what Mr. Friedman and other commentators fail to …

Staff (2022-12-23). Chapeando: El mito de la superioridad cubana (+ Podcast). cubadebate.cu La alfabetización de Cuba es la primera piedra del crecimiento y el talento de los cubanos. Así se desnuda el mito del triunfo cubano en el capitalismo. El cubano no sobresale en los países a donde emigra porque sea un fenómeno de la naturaleza, sino porque hubo una alfabetización, una universalización de la enseñanza.

WSWS (2022-12-23). Australia: Victorian Socialists cover for union sell-out at Pampas. wsws.org The endorsement by the pseudo-left of the wage-slashing deal at Pampas demonstrates their role as an adjunct and defender of the union bureaucracy and its attacks against workers.

Staff (2022-12-23). 23 December, Online: Ka Joma Lives: International Day of Tribute to Jose Maria Sison. samidoun.net Friday, 23 December 5: 00 pm central Europe (8 am Pacific, 11 am Eastern, 6 pm Palestine) Register on Zoom: bit.ly/KaJomaLivesHighestHonorTribute Ka Joma Lives: International Proletarian Revolutionary Leader, Theoretician, Teacher and Poet in the Service of the People Join this international day of tribute online (along with many international organisations, including Samidoun) to honor the life …

Francesca Emanuele (2022-12-23). Factors Behind the Support for Castillo That Lima Refuses to Understand. orinocotribune.com By Francesca Emanuele &#1 ; Dec 20, 2022 | Neither the unfulfilled promises, the indications of corruption, nor the coup attempt could make Castillo's supporters turn their backs on him. Despite the former president no longer representing hope for change, he still symbolizes—perhaps today more than ever—the structural discrimination in Peru. | In Lima, the political, economic, and intellectual elites are intrigued, still searching for an explanation for the large number of Peruvian men and women protesting in demand of freedom for Pedro Castillo. They are even more puzzled by the smaller group demandi…

Kenny Stancil (2022-12-23). Sanders's Bill to Expand Workplace Democracy Passes Senate in Omnibus. truthout.org Legislation that Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled 13 years ago to help boost workplace democracy and curb worsening inequality in the United States was included in the $1.7 trillion omnibus package approved by the Senate on Thursday. Modeled on the success of employee ownership centers in Ohio and Vermont, Sanders' (I-Vt.) Worker Ownership, Readiness, and Knowledge (WORK) Act authorizes a $50 million… |

| AFP | (2022-12-23). Trump should never hold office again: US insurrection report. tribune.com.pk Donald Trump should never be allowed to run for public office again after inciting an insurrection, lawmakers investigating last year's assault on the US Capitol concluded in their watershed final report. | The recommendation led a list of proposals from the 845-page document aimed at ensuring there is no repeat of the deadly riot the ex-president is accused of orchestrating in a failed bid to cling to power after losing the 2020 election. | "Our country has come too far to allow a defeated president to turn himself into a successful tyrant by upending our democratic institutions (and) fomenting violence," the…

_____ (2022-12-22). Taiwan Local Election Shocks US Imperialism. popularresistance.org On November 26, local elections were held throughout Taiwan, an island that has always been part of China, but since 1949 has been ruled by a fascist leadership driven out of the mainland by the victorious Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). Taiwan has since been "protected" by the military U.S. fleet, while Taiwan's rulers maintained 48 years of martial law and a brutal regime of "White Terror". In 1987, the regime allowed bourgeois elections. | Before the 2022 elections, Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, had campaigned for her ruling "Democratic Progressive Party" (DPP) candidates with the assertion that Ta…

americanthinker (2022-12-22). Capitalism — and corporate-state capitalism. americanthinker.com One of these things is not like the other.

americanthinker (2022-12-22). Capitalism — and corporate-state capitalism. americanthinker.com One of these things is not like the other.

WSWS (2022-12-22). Sri Lanka's JVP makes bid for power to "save the country" wsws.org The JVP/NPP declares that it wants to "save the country," but its commitment to implementing the IMF's harsh austerity program means it wants to save Sri Lankan capitalism at the expense of working people.

_____ (2022-12-22). Elites Are Clueless, And So On. popularresistance.org In 2005, Kurt Vonnegut wrote: | Most of you, if not all of you, like me, feel inadequately educated. That is an ordinary feeling for a member of our species. One of the most brilliant human beings of all times, George Bernard Shaw said on his 75th birthday or so that at last he knew enough to become a mediocre office boy. He died in 1950, by the way, when I was 28. He is the one who said, "Youth is wasted on the young." I turned 83 a couple weeks ago, and I must say I agree. | Shaw, if he were alive today, would envy us the solid information that we have or can get about the nature of the universe, about time and…

Lee Camp (2022-12-22). The Hidden Truth Behind AFRICOM &#1 ; US Africa Command. mintpressnews.com The real reason for AFRICOM is to stretch the U.S. Empire and make sure their missiles, bombs, and drones are ready when they're really needed. It's kind of like having police on every corner in much of America.

ecns.cn (2022-12-22). Provinces retain employees to guarantee production during upcoming holiday. ecns.cn Multiple provinces in China, including Zhejiang, Guangdong and Fujian provinces, have launched measures to retain employees to guarantee production and operation of enterprises during the upcoming Spring Festival holiday.

americanthinker (2022-12-22). Orwellian Language and Democrat Doublethink. americanthinker.com Our Founders obviously abhorred the tyranny of the majority, or mob rule, but that is often what we get from those who spout that "democracy is on the ballot."

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2022-12-19: News Headlines

Eric Zuesse (2022-12-19). U.S. Regime Now Tempts Ukrainian Kiev Regime to Invade Russia. globalresearch.ca

infobrics (2022-12-19). American coercive anti-Chinese diplomacy in Asia risks backfiring. infobrics.org US aggressive policies towards China are alienating its Indo-Pacific partners as most of them wish to continue to trade with China.

infobrics (2022-12-19). Kiev responds to Russian advancements by attacking civilians in Donbass. infobrics.org Situation of the civilians in central Donetsk is one of the worst in eight years.

infobrics (2022-12-19). Putin and Modi deepen "privileged strategic partnership" despite Western pressure. infobrics.org CIA chief is the latest official to disseminate fake news on Russian-Indian ties.

infobrics (2022-12-19). Greece would undermine its security by sending air defenses to Ukraine. infobrics.org The loss of such an advanced air defense system like the S-300PMU-1 would severely undermine Greek security.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). UK to deliver hundreds of thousands of artillery to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The UK will supply Ukraine with hundreds of thousands of artillery munitions in 2023, according to a statement by the office of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak published on Sunday night.

Kurt Nimmo (2022-12-19). Warmonger Henry Kissinger Worried About Thermonuclear War. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia shoots down 4 US-made missiles over Belgorod region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Moscow said Monday that its air defence systems had shot down four US-made missiles over a southern Russian region bordering Ukraine.

_____ (2022-12-19). G7 Geniuses Shoot Both Feet with Oil Price Cap. journal-neo.org Okay, the message has become crystal clear now. The United States does not want Germany and the rest of Europe to become richer and prosperous anymore, powered by cheap Russian gas. It's a thing, you know? Getting at the competition. Strangely, ironically, or one might even say comically, India will now become far richer and …

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). CIA Chief Says Russia-Iran Building 'Full-Fledged Defense Partnership'. news.antiwar.com CIA Director William Burns said in an interview that aired on PBS that Russia and Iran are working toward a "full-fledged defense partnership" and that such an arrangement threatens the US and its allies in the Middle East. As an example of Russian and Iranian military cooperation, Burns cited Iran supplying Russia with drones, although …

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-19). Billions of Euros Paid by Us. They Feed War and Corruption in Ukraine. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2022-12-19). Moscow considers Greece's plans to transfer S-300s to Kiev hostile to Russia — diplomat. tass.com According to Maria Zakharova, the Greek authorities are unaware that by sending weapons to the war zone "they become direct accomplices of Ukrainian neo-Nazis," which wage "a criminal war against the civilian population of Donbass, the Regions of Zaporozhye and Kherson, including many ethnic Greeks living there"

TASS (2022-12-19). Kiev regime ramping up use of Czech-made MLRS in attacks on Donetsk, says DPR head. tass.com It is reported that the Ukrainian troops continue bringing new armaments to Donbass' most intense frontline areas and although Russian forces have destroyed some of the firing positions from which the Ukrainian military is shelling Donetsk…

Mark Taliano (2022-12-19). On Western Support for Nazism. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Presidenta de Perú anuncia reestructuración del gabinete. telesurtv.net La presidenta Dina Boluarte aseguró que México otorgó asilo a la familia del exmandatario Pedro Castillo, preso en Perú…

Tanya Wadhwa (2022-12-19). As resistance to coup continues, Peru's judiciary extends detention of Pedro Castillo by 18 months. therealnews.com

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Frente del Pueblo de Ayacucho convoca a nuevo paro regional en Perú. telesurtv.net El 15 de diciembre anterior las organizaciones sociales y estudiantiles salieron a las calles para exigir el cierre del Congreso y nuevas elecciones para el 2023.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Represión policial contra manifestaciones en Perú deja un saldo de 25 muertos. telesurtv.net Boluarte anunció que el Ministerio Público ya inició las investigaciones sobre la muerte de civiles en las protestas, y lo mismo hará la justicia militar.

____ (2022-12-19). Peru's Oligarchy Overthrows President Castillo. transcend.org 8 Dec 2022 – The coup against Pedro Castillo is a major setback for the current wave of progressive governments in Latin America and the people's movements that elected them. This coup and the arrest of Castillo are stark reminders that the ruling elites of Latin America will not concede any power without a bitter fight to the end. And now that the dust has settled, the only winners are the Peruvian oligarchy and their friends in Washington.

Vijay Prashad (2022-12-19). The US Egged on the Coup in Peru. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad and José Carlos Llerena Robles — Dec 15, 2022 | The US swiftly legitimized last week's coup against President Pedro Castillo, the culmination of Fujimori-led attempts to destabilize his government. | On 7 December 2022, Pedro Castillo sat in his office on what would be the last day of his presidency of Peru. His lawyers went over spreadsheets that showed Castillo would triumph over a motion in Congress to remove him. This was going to be the

Staff (2022-12-19). Mandataria peruana destituye a su primer ministro. cubadebate.cu La presidenta de Perú, Dina Boluarte, ha anunciado este domingo que destituye a su primer ministro, Pedro Angulo, en el marco de la crisis política del país, que se ha saldado por el momento con la muerte de 25 ciudadanos en las protestas que exigen la convocatoria de unas elecciones adelantadas y la excarcelación del exdirigente Pedro Castillo.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Represión contra manifestaciones en Perú deja 25 muertos. telesurtv.net Boluarte anunció que el Ministerio Público ya inició las investigaciones sobre la muerte de civiles en las protestas, y lo mismo hará la justicia militar.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Aumenta a 24 cifra de muertos por represión contra manifestaciones en Perú. telesurtv.net La policía liberó la noche del sábado a 26 campesinos que retuvo de manera arbitraria durante 14 horas.

TASS (2022-12-19). Ukrainian army forming striking forces in Chasov Yar, Donetsk leader says. tass.com Andrey Marochko, an officer with the Lugansk People's Republic's (LPR) People's Militia, said in October that the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry's units had left the city of Chasov Yar that remained under Kiev's control…

Jeremy Kuzmarov (2022-12-19). Former German Chancellor Merkel Admits that Minsk Peace Agreements Were Part of Scheme for Ukraine to Buy Time to Prepare for War with Russia. covertactionmagazine.com War was inevitable outcome of 2014 U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an interview with Die Zeit, published on December 7, that "the 2014 Minsk agreement was an attempt to give time to Ukraine. It…used this time to become stronger as can be seen today. The Ukraine of 2014-2015 is not the …

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Finland Mulls Relaxing Arms Export Rules to Turkey to Secure NATO Bid. sputniknews.com Earlier this year, Finland and Sweden abandoned their policy of military non-alignment and rushed to become NATO members. They also abandoned their principle of not sending weapons to warring nations by arming Ukraine during Russia's ongoing special operation. However, Ankara's opposition has been the main stumbling block to their NATO bid.

TASS (2022-12-19). Ukrenergo announces blackouts in nine regions of Ukraine. tass.com The company pointed out that critical infrastructure facilities would be prioritized, and "the resumption of power supply to household consumers can take a long time"

TASS (2022-12-19). DPR leader reveals hottest frontline zones. tass.com Denis Pushilin specified that taking control of Maryinka, where a mop-up operation was already over in the city center, would make it possible to advance towards Krasnogorovka, from where the Ukrainian military was shelling Donetsk…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia EU envoy conflict in Ukraine is part of West's hybrid war on Russia. tass.com "The reluctance to think about the future applies not only to Russian proposals for security guarantees, but also to other areas where we had practical agreements with the European Union so far, including economic and humanitarian areas," Vladimir Chizhov said…

TASS (2022-12-19). Europe paying price for Washington's Ukraine policy, Iranian top diplomat says. tass.com Hossein Amir-Abdollahian urged that attention be paid to the roots of the Ukrainian conflict and the actions "of some players who created the preconditions for this crisis and are now fueling it, provoking one of the parties"

____ (2022-12-19). In Conversation with Jeffrey Sachs. transcend.org "The mainstream media wants you to believe that the Russia/Ukraine conflict is the result of an unprovoked invasion by Russia. This fundamental lie about the conflict clearly stands in the way of understanding the war and of finding a peaceful end to the conflict."

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia ready to further develop nuclear cooperation with Belarus, Putin assures. tass.com Vladimir Putin explained that Russia could supply additional gas to Belarus, but instead the nuclear power plant is operating there…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia to train Belarusian pilots of planes refurbished for nuclear payload — Putin. tass.com Putin underscored that "this form of cooperation is not our invention"

infobrics (2022-12-19). Key Project of China-Russia East-Route Natural Gas Pipeline Is Completed. infobrics.org It will allow Russian gas to cross the Yangtze River to reach Shanghai, laying the foundation for the full completion of the landmark China-Russia energy cooperation project…

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Roscosmos Specialists Locate Site of Damage to Soyuz MS-22 Module, Source Says. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Specialists at Russian state space agency Roscosmos have established the exact location of the damage to the Soyuz MS-22 instrument-assembly module docked to the International Space Station (ISS), an informed source told Sputnik on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Russia Puts Soyuz Rocket on Launch Start to Test Control System: Roscosmos. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian Soyuz-2.1a spacecraft was rolled out to the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to test a new ground control system, Russian state space agency Roscosmos said on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Russian Ships Sail for Joint Drills With Chinese Navy Next Week: Defense Ministry. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A detachment of ships from Russia's Pacific Fleet is headed toward the East China Sea to participate in Russian-Chinese naval drills from December 21-27, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Russian Tourists Stranded in Egypt Return to Moscow. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – About 3 people, who had not been able to fly out of the Egyptian resort city of Hurghada for several days, have finally returned to Moscow, a Sputnik correspondent reports.

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia's Rostec significantly increases production of missiles for Iskander systems. tass.com Vladimir Artyakov pointed out that high-precision systems are working effectively, destroying infrastructure on that territory…

TASS (2022-12-19). Moscow-led bloc's chief describes Russian-Belarusian drills as deterrent measure. tass.com "The exercises can be viewed as a measure of strategic deterrence, particularly on the part of the CSTO," Stanislav Zas said…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia-led security bloc chief confirms plans to hold peacekeeping drills in Kyrgyzstan. tass.com According to Stanislav Zas, Kyrgyzstan's request was motivated by a lack of suitable conditions…

TASS (2022-12-19). Minsk, Moscow have not agreed on gas price yet, issue to be solved at top level. tass.com The price of Russian gas for Belarus totals $128.5 per 1,000 cubic meters in 2022…

TASS (2022-12-19). Trade turnover between Russia, Belarus up 10% in 10M to $34.5 bln, says minister. tass.com Currently around 2,400 entities created with the participation of Russian capital operate in Belarus…

TASS (2022-12-19). Economic Development Ministry adjusts estimate of GDP decline over 10M from 2.1% to 1.9%. tass.com Earlier, speaking at the opening of the Russian-Myanmar Business Forum Reshetnikov stated that his ministry expects a reduction in the Russian GDP by 2.9% by the end of 2022…

TASS (2022-12-19). Deepened integration between Russia, Belarus mitigates economic decline, says minister. tass.com It is noted that the share of Belarus in Russia's total foreign trade turnover stands at 4.9%…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia, Belarus manage to bring positions on common gas market creation closer — official. tass.com Fundamentally, the positions have been brought much closer, but there are issues that require the attention of the heads of states…

TASS (2022-12-19). Taliban grants roughly 150 licenses to foreign companies, including Russian firms — TV. tass.com In August, Afghan Minister of Industry and Trade in the Taliban government Nuriddin Azizi visited Russia…

TASS (2022-12-19). Solving sensitive economic issues is priority for Russia and Belarus — Lukashenko. tass.com It is noted that Russia and Belarus are also open for a dialog with other countries, including European ones…

TASS (2022-12-19). Economic development priority in development of relations between Russia, Belarus — Putin. tass.com "Belarus is not merely our good neighbor, with whom we are working, taking into account each others interests over the past decades, but Belarus is definitely our ally in the most direct sense of this word," the Russian leader said…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russian stock indices decline as Monday trading closes. tass.com The shares of the following companies were among the drop leaders: Renaissance insurance group (-4.73%), Samolet group (-4.2%), PIK (-2.49%) and Ozon (-2.44%)…

TASS (2022-12-19). Main parameters of Russian energy prices for Belarus are agreed — Putin. tass.com Russia is supplying oil and gas to Belarus "on fairly beneficial, preferential terms," the head of state said…

TASS (2022-12-19). Bank of Russia to test international payments in cryptocurrency with companies. tass.com It is reported that the pilot project will be implemented with interested market participants…

TASS (2022-12-19). Trade turnover between Georgia, Russia up 49% in January-November 2022, says statistics. tass.com Turkey was Georgia's biggest trade partner in January-November 2022, with mutual trade turnover exceeding $2.5 bln, up by 34.4% year-on-year, while China was third with trade turnover surpassing $1.6 bln, up by 23.4% in annual terms…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia, Belarus efficiently mitigating impact of sanctions — Putin. tass.com It is stated that the countries are countering together the sanction pressure from unfriendly states and attempts to isolate Russia and Belarus on global markets…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russian defense chief arrives in Minsk, says Belarusian Defense Ministry. tass.com Earlier, Belarusian Defense Ministry Valery Revenko reported that Sergey Shoigu and his Belarusian counterpart, Viktor Khrenin, would take part in talks planned for Monday between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko…

TASS (2022-12-19). Washington's dangerous policies put US and Russia on brink of direct clash — diplomat. tass.com "For its part, Moscow urges the Joe Biden administration to soberly assess the situation and not to unleash a spiral of dangerous escalation," Maria Zakharova pointed out…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russian, Belarusian top diplomats call for greater cooperation amid external pressure. tass.com It was stated that the top diplomats "discussed specific pressing issues on the current agenda" during the meeting…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia, Belarus working on joint projects, military-technical cooperation — Putin. tass.com The Russian leader noted that the two countries are cooperating in many areas…

TASS (2022-12-19). Progress made on practically all Russian-Belarusian union programs — Lukashenko. tass.com At their talks in Moscow on September 9, 2021, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko agreed on 28 union programs for further integration of the two countries…

TASS (2022-12-19). West to ramp up development of advanced, biological, genetic weapons — intelligence head. tass.com Sergey Naryshkin underscored that "at the same time, attempts to destabilize Central Asia and Transcaucasia will continue within the framework of the White House's well-known policy of creating a belt of instability on Russia's external perimeter"

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia's special operation wrecks West's geopolitical games — Lavrov. tass.com The minister noted that the transition to multipolarity will take a long time and that the West will resist this…

TASS (2022-12-19). Putin says his talks with Lukashenko were productive. tass.com According to the Russian president, the most important areas of cooperation between the two countries are industrial collaboration and transport…

TASS (2022-12-19). It is necessary to strengthen Union State of Russia and Belarus — Lavrov. tass.com He also noted the importance of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, a Russia-led security bloc…

TASS (2022-12-19). Press review: Putin to meet Lukashenko in Belarus and EU beats Asia in Russian LNG imports. tass.com Top stories from the Russian press on Monday, December 19th…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russian-German observatory discovers over 23,000 galactic clusters. tass.com It is reported that seven dozen bursts of X-ray waves are of particular interest…

TASS (2022-12-19). Roscosmos to prepare backup spacecraft for cosmonauts' return to Earth. tass.com On December 15, a drop in pressure in the Soyuz MS-22 manned spacecraft's external cooling loop was recorded as Russian cosmonauts were preparing for their scheduled spacewalk…

TASS (2022-12-19). Qatari security thwarts planned Pussy Riot stunt at 2022 FIFA World Cup final — Spiegel. tass.com It is reported that among those in custody are Veronika Nikulshina and Pyotr Verzilov, who pulled the same stunt over four years ago during the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia…

TASS (2022-12-19). Plane with injured Russian cultural envoy leaves CAR for Russia, says Embassy in Bangui. tass.com Dmitry Sytyi's condition remained grave, with doctors fighting for his life…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia reinstates government control over operation of elevators. tass.com The Russian government to approve relevant regulations…

TASS (2022-12-19). Putin signs bill banning surrogacy for foreigners. tass.com It is stressed that a child born to a surrogate mother in Russia would be given Russian citizenship…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russian Movement of Children and Youth chooses new name. tass.com The name 'The First' movement was chosen by majority vote…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russia and Iran to sign agreement on healthcare and science cooperation. tass.com It is stated that the parties will encourage direct contacts between healthcare and scientific organizations…

TASS (2022-12-19). Russian volleyball player slapped with 15-month ban over doping use. tass.com Pavel Moroz, 35, is the silver-medal winner of the 2014 Russian Volleyball Championship…

TASS (2022-12-19). Medvedev calls on UK to return the Falklands to Argentina. tass.com Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman also congratulated the Argentine national team on winning the World Cup in Qatar…

TASS (2022-12-19). Lavrov arrives at Belarusian Foreign Ministry — statement. tass.com On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay a one-day working visit to Minsk…

TASS (2022-12-19). Hungary will not have to agree amendments in gas contracts with EU — Foreign Minister. tass.com Readiness of Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak to discuss this issue was highly important for Budapest…

TASS (2022-12-19). West sought to strip Belarus of independence and Russia gave helping hand — Lukashenko. tass.com The West "will never be able to break our relations, they will only grow stronger," he stressed…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia's Tu-160M takes to skies in first post-upgrade flight. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Another Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile-carrying bomber took to the skies for the first time after its upgrade, Russia's United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) reported on Monday.

TASS (2022-12-19). New gas sanctions encroach on market processes — Kremlin. tass.com As Dmitry Peskov said, Russia will need time to weigh up pros and cons and choose a response to new gas sanctions…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Russia, China to hold joint naval drills next week. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — A detachment of ships from Russia's Pacific Fleet is headed toward the East China Sea to participate in Russian-Chinese naval drills on December 21-27, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

____ (2022-12-19). US Whistleblower Edward Snowden Takes Oath as Russian Citizen. transcend.org 2 Dec 2022 – Edward Snowden gets Russian passport after swearing oath of allegiance. His wife applied for Russian citizenship as well, says lawyer.

____ (2022-12-19). LNG port boosts German gas supplies. ecns.cn Germany took a huge step toward weaning itself off Russian natural gas on the weekend, with the opening of a floating facility that ensures it can import the fossil fuel by sea, from anywhere in the world.

infobrics (2022-12-19). China-India Farm Cooperation Can Grow Amid Global Shortages. infobrics.org India is working on developing the "world's largest grain storage" program…

infobrics (2022-12-19). Lula Is Back on the International Stage, or Is He. infobrics.org Brazil transitioned from international stardom to relative seclusion over the last decade, after Jair Bolsonaro made an international pariah of his own country. Not surprisingly, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's electoral victory is expected to change his country's international presence radically…

Staff (2022-12-19). NATO warplanes, carrier strike groups rehearse war in Mediterranean, Black Seas. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandDecember 19, 2022 UK Fighters Cooperate with French Strike Group in the Eastern Mediterranean In a demonstration of Joint Air Power capability, Royal Air Force Typhoon fighter jets conducted Air Integration training with Rafale fighter jets alongside the Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group on December 16. From their location in the Eastern …

Staff (2022-12-19). While others are preparing for their holidays, NATO is preparing for war in Black Sea. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com NATOAllied Air CommandDecember 16, 2022 Multinational force shields skies above Romania NATO has once again joined forces in the region to conduct a combined training event simulating an attack of air forces against NATO airspace and an airfield in particular. Italian Eurofighters stationed at the Romanian Air Base at Mihail KogƒÉlniceanu and the French MAMBA …

Staff (2022-12-19). Venezuela Fiercely Rejects US Senates Passing of BOLIVAR Act. orinocotribune.com This Friday, December 16, the US Senate unanimously approved the Law to Prohibit Operations and Leasing with the Illegitimate Authoritarian Regime of Venezuela (BOLIVAR Act), presented by the ultra-conservative Floridian senator, Rick Scott. The discussion of the interventionist act in the lower house of the US Congress is still pending. | "The regulations prohibit federal agencies from doing business with anyone who supports the oppressive Maduro regime," reported the official website of Scott, who was one of the primary promoters of the law. Scott was joined by far-right Senator Marco Rubio as well as other far…

TASS (2022-12-19). Donetsk shelled with NATO-made JROF-M rockets. tass.com It is noted that around 25 infrastructure facilities and residential houses were damaged…

____ (2022-12-19). Corruption (I): The Most Perpetratedand Least ProsecutedCrime. transcend.org 6 Dec 2022 – Transparency International's report, Exporting Corruption 2022, rates the performance of 47 leading global exporters, including 43 countries that are signatories to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Anti-Bribery Convention, in cracking down on foreign bribery by companies from their countries.

teleSUR, MER (2022-12-19). Denuncian asesinato de otro firmante de paz en Colombia. telesurtv.net Indepaz precisó que Torres Varela se encontraba desaparecidos desde el pasado 14 de diciembre.

Staff (2022-12-19). Locura en las calles argentinas: Los hinchas de la albiceleste celebran la victoria (+Fotos y Video). cubadebate.cu Argentina está de fiesta tras conseguir este domingo el tercer campeonato mundial de su historia al imponerse a Francia 4-2 por penaltis. Después de una sufrida final en Catar, los argentinos salieron a las calles de todo el país a festejar el tan ansiado triunfo.

Staff (2022-12-19). NATO precondition: Finland to boost arms deliveries for Turkey's endless war on Kurds. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Yle NewsDecember 19, 2022 Finland relaxing arms export rules to Turkey Finland plans to loosen its restrictive policies on arms exports to Turkey, reports Finnish news agency STT on Sunday. STT's report follows news that the defence ministry has given an "initial green light" to recent Turkish requests for arms exports. "It's possible that the …

teleSUR, ev, MER (2022-12-19). Zurda Infinita celebra tricampeonato mundial de Argentina. telesurtv.net Sorín y Morales resaltaron el trabajo realizado por la selección de Argentina para llevarse la tercer Copa del Mundo.

Khaled Mouammar (2022-12-19). 500,000 Internally Displaced Palestinian Citizens of Israel Prevented from Returning to Their Villages. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 31 Thai sailors missing after navy frigate sinks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Thai Navy says 31 sailors are missing after a warship carrying over 100 crew capsized and sank during a storm in the Gulf of Thailand.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). IAEA delegation leave Tehran after holding talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) technical team headed by Massimo Aparo, the agency's Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards left Tehran for Vienna on Monday after holding talks.

TASS (2022-12-19). Hundreds of weapons caches found in Zaporozhye, Kherson Regions — Chechen leader. tass.com According to Ramzan Kadyrov, Sultan Rashayev, deputy chief of the National Guard's Chechen department, is in charge of coordination among the units…

TASS (2022-12-19). Two dozen co-conspirators detained in Kherson, Zaporozhye regions over week. tass.com It is also reported that seven automatic weapons, 132 TNT blocks, more than 70 kilograms of gunpowder, and more than 16,000 cartridges have been seized…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran after a region free of nuclear weapons, Kharrazi says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Expressing Iran's readiness to return to its JCPOA obligations, the head of Iran's Foreign Policy Strategic Council said that for decades, Iran has been after a region free of nuclear weapons.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran FM, Qatar diplomat confer on ties, JCPOA talks. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian foreign minister and the Qatari deputy foreign minister discussed bilateral relations and the latest situation of the JCPOA talks between Iran and the P4+1 on the removal of sanctions.

____ (2022-12-19). China-built health facilities for Kuwait enter trail operation. ecns.cn Health facilities constructed by China Metallurgical Group Corporation were put into trail operation in Ahmadi, Kuwait, on Sunday.

____ (2022-12-19). Key economic conference shows growth the priority of China in 2023. ecns.cn The two-day tone-setting central economic work conference held from Dec 15 to 16 showed China's priority is increasingly shifting to economic growth, media reported.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran Embassy lodges complaint to Chinese officials: envoy. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The Iranian ambassador to China says that the Embassy has lodged an official complaint to China over the recent joint statement by the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) and China about the three Iranian islands.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). COP15 alcanza histórico acuerdo sobre biodiversidad. telesurtv.net Prevé la conservación de al menos el 30% de las tierras, las aguas continentales, las zonas costeras y los océanos.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-19). Japan Says China Is Unprecedented 'Challenge' in National Security Strategy. news.antiwar.com Japan released a new military strategy on Friday that labeled China as an unprecedented "challenge" and outlined a major overhaul of Japan's military that marks the biggest shift away from Tokyo's post-World War II policy of pacifism. The strategy includes policies recently announced by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, including the goal of increasing Japan's …

____ (2022-12-19). UN recognizes China's vast restoration effort. ecns.cn The United Nations recognizes China's Shan-Shui Initiative as one of the world's 10 ground-breaking projects, honoured as World Restoration Flagship.

____ (2022-12-19). (100 great changes) Why marathon so popular in China. ecns.cn On November 6, 2022, the 40th Beijing Marathon started with a pistol shot. Facing the course of 42.2 kilometers, racers dashed from Tiananmen Square, running to the destination — the Landscape Avenue in the Olympic Park.

____ (2022-12-19). China delivers homegrown passenger jetliner to overseas client. ecns.cn China on Sunday delivered its homegrown regional jetliner, the ARJ21, to Indonesian airline TransNusa, marking the country's passenger jetliner entering overseas market for the first time.

____ (2022-12-19). China raises 312 questions at the WTO over U.S.' unilateral trade practices. ecns.cn China has expressed concerns over some unilateral trade practices of the U.S. during the WTO's 15th Trade Policy Review of the U.S., raising 312 written questions to the U.S. based on WTO rules.

____ (2022-12-19). Chinese localities prepare for peak of COVID-19 infections in January. ecns.cn Multiple places across China are anticipating and getting prepared to cope with the peak of COVID-19 infections in January, as a travel rush during the Chinese New Year holidays is expected to speed up the spread of the virus.

____ (2022-12-19). Hebei launches new multi-modal transport route to S Korea. ecns.cn A batch of goods arrived at Qinhuangdao Port by train from Shijiazhuang International Land Port on Sunday. The shipment is scheduled to head to Incheon, South Korea, via sea transport on Tuesday, marking the opening of a new multi-modal transport route connecting China with South Korea.

____ (2022-12-19). How British Colonialism Killed 100 Million Indians in 40 Years. transcend.org 2 Dec 2022 – Between 1880 to 1920, British colonial policies in India claimed more lives than all famines in the Soviet Union, Maoist China and North Korea combined.

____ (2022-12-19). Suzhou business delegation receives nearly $6 billion Europe investment intention. ecns.cn A delegation of over 200 business executives and government officials led by the government of Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, returned from Europe on Sunday.

____ (2022-12-19). (100 great changes) 5G apps thrive in China. ecns.cn Over the past three years, a total of 2.22 million 5G base stations have covered cities, suburbs, islands and deserts in China.

____ (2022-12-19). China's ocean research drilling vessel takes shape. ecns.cn The main body of a Chinese ultra-deepwater research drilling vessel has taken shape in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, according to the China Science Daily on Monday.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Rusia y China ejecutarán ejercicios navales conjuntos. telesurtv.net El ente castrense ruso precisó que el objetivo del ejercicio resulta reforzar la cooperación naval entre Rusia y China.

Staff (2022-12-19). U.S, ‚Ǩ100b European next-generation warplanes to carry U.S. nuclear warheads. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Defense PostDecember 16, 2022 France Confirms Contract to Develop Next-Gen Fighter Jet The French army on Friday officially awarded the contract to develop a new European combat jet…. French and German officials announced the deal last month…. European planemaker Airbus and France's Dassault Aviation, joined by Spain's Indra and a host of subcontractors, will collaborate …

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Ataque de Ucrania contra hospital en Donetsk deja un muerto. telesurtv.net Pushilin detalló que tras la agresión del régimen de Kiev todos los pacientes del centro médico fueron evacuados.

____ (2022-12-19). Corruption (II): Europe Doing Nothing. transcend.org 7 Dec 2022 – Western Europe and the European Union remain the highest scoring regions in the world's corruption index; progress has halted and worrying signs of backsliding have emerged: Transparency International's 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Divide et Impera: What's Really Behind West's Repeated Failures to Lift Africa Up From Poverty? sputniknews.com Decades-long humanitarian projects and multibillion aid packages provided by Western governments, non-profits, donors, and activists to Africa have yet to lift the continent up from energy and water poverty, with some initiatives turning out to be a complete fiasco. What's really behind the West's repeated failures?

Shimbun Akahata (2022-12-19). Japanese government plans to steal health care money for military budget. peoplesworld.org TOKYO—Public hospital workers' unions on Dec. 9 held a press conference in the Labor and Welfare Ministry office building in the capital to protest against the plans of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government to use reserve funds held in public hospitals to finance its plan to raise military spending to 43 trillion yen ($314 billion …

WSWS (2022-12-19). Michigan Medicine announces plan to acquire Sparrow Health in Lansing. wsws.org The merger of the two hospital systems in Michigan is part of the process of consolidation of the health care services industry into large enterprises worth tens of billions of dollars.

TASS (2022-12-19). Europe can hardly claim to be independent center of multipolar world — Lavrov. tass.com "Our allied states are facing a very difficult task – to prevent the collapse of the world order based on international law," the top diplomat said…

TASS (2022-12-19). Annual inflation slowing down to 11.98% in November — Central Bank. tass.com It is reported that the rise in prices was limited by the conservative consumer behavior and continued expansion of food supplies…

____ (2022-12-19). Asia feels the heat of U.S. inflation fight. ecns.cn The U.S. Federal Reserve's series of interest rate rises are forecast to crimp post-pandemic recovery across the Asia-Pacific region with the Fed seen to slow down exports and consumer demand, and further weaken Asian currencies.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Wales agreement proposed by RMT union as template for betraying UK rail strike. wsws.org RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch is promoting the massively below inflation pay deal at Transport for Wales (TfW) with the Labour Party-controlled Welsh Assembly as an example of what is possible.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Long live the memory of Comrade Keerthi Balasuriya (1948-1987). wsws.org This letter was sent by David North, the chairman of the WSWS International Editorial Board, to the Socialist Equality Party in Sri Lanka on the thirty-fifth anniversary of the death of Keerthi Balasuriya.

Staff (2022-12-19). Turkey arms Georgia for new Caucasus wars. antibellum679354512.wordpress.com Georgian Ministry of DefenseDecember 18, 2022 The Republic of Turkey handed over various types of equipment to the Defense Forces of Georgia The Government of the Republic of Turkey has given various types of equipment to the Defense Forces of Georgia in order to improve the capabilities of aviation and air defense. The event was …

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Netherlands Expected to Officially Apologize for Its Role in Slave Trade. sputniknews.com In September, it was reported that the government of the Netherlands was preparing to issue an official apology for the European nation's key role in slave trade history. In addition, the Dutch government was said to launch a 200-million-euro fund for projects aimed at raising the public's awareness of the legacy of slavery.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Netherlands Expected to Officially Apologize for Its Role in The Slave Trade. sputniknews.com In September, it was reported that the the Netherlands' government was preparing to issue an official apology for the European nation's role in the history of the slave trade. In addition, it was said that the Dutch government would launch a 200Mln euro fund for projects aimed at raising the public's awareness of the legacy of slavery.

TASS (2022-12-19). Hungary to vote against gas price cap — Foreign Minister. tass.com Gazprom has already warned it would have to reduce gas supplies in case of the price limit…

____ (2022-12-19). Escaping the MilitaryHealing the Virus of Violence. transcend.org Radical Peace presents the experiences of war resisters, deserters, and peace activists who are working to change our U.S. warrior culture. A young Buddhist novice contributed this account, which we then revised together.

____ (2022-12-19). The War Crime of Usurpation of Sovereignty by the US against the Hawaiian Islands since 1898. transcend.org 9 Dec 2022 – Usurpation of sovereignty during military occupation was listed as a war crime in a 1919 report by the Commission on Responsibilities of the Paris Peace Conference.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-19). Zero Delta Smelt found in CDFW fall survey from Sept. to Nov. as Delta Tunnel goes forward. indybay.org No Delta Smelt, once the most abundant fish on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, were collected in the CDFW's Fall Midwater Trawl survey from September through November.

____ (2022-12-19). Environmental efforts bring rewards to all in Tibet. ecns.cn In 1993, the 300,000-square-kilometer Changtang Nature Reserve was established in Tibet, and further upgraded to a national nature reserve in 2000.

____ (2022-12-19). The Christmas Truce of 1914 and Other Unlearned Lessons from WWI. transcend.org That spontaneous event, the Christmas Truce of 1914, was expressed in a variety of ways at a multitude of locations all along the 600 miles of trenches that stretched across France, but it was an event that would never again be duplicated in the history of warfare.

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-19). Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar. indybay.org Lenguaje, desnaturalización y la mirada del jaguar | por Julie Wark…

Jon Queally (2022-12-19). A 'Weak' Global Biodiversity Pact Approved at COP15 Despite Objections of African Nations. commondreams.org "This is an open invitation to greenwash," warned Greenpeace. "In its present shape, it won't halt biodiversity loss, much less reverse it."

____ (2022-12-19). Peace or War: To Be Optimistic or Pessimistic about the Future of Humanity. transcend.org Realism has its own moral and intellectual properties and truth cannot be made truer simply by numbers and fake political statements. We, the People of globe have no passion for war; it is incompatible with human nature.

____ (2022-12-19). World Health Organization Meets to Plot Censorship of "Misinformation" under International Pandemic Treaty. transcend.org 6 Dec 2022 – The unelected UN health agency inches closer toward being granted unprecedented, legally-binding censorship powers.

Editor (2022-12-19). Teaching Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago in Prison. scheerpost.com

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2022-12-19). A Poem for Christmas: Christmas Revels (1838). globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2022-12-19). How the Wrong Dietary Fat Can Wreck Your Health. globalresearch.ca

Fight Back (2022-12-19). FRSO: The contributions of Comrade Jose Ma. Sison will live forever! fightbacknews.org To: Communist Party of the Philippines | From: Freedom Road Socialist Organization | Dear Comrades, | It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of Comrade Jose Ma. Sison. The Freedom Road Socialist Organization extends our sincere condolences to Ka Joma's many comrades, friends, Ka Julieta de Lima and his entire family. He will be missed wherever working and oppressed people are striving for their emancipation. We mourn the departure of a true titan in the world communist movement. | As a founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army, Comrade Sison made tremendous contr…

Fight Back (2022-12-19). Racine, WI: Labor and community turn out to support striking UAW Local 180 workers. fightbacknews.org Racine, Wisconsin – On December 17, union members and supporters rallied in support of UAW Local 180 members who have been on strike at Case New Holland Industrial (CNHi) since May. The Racine workers are demanding the large multinational agricultural equipment corporation give workers a better contract as the company hauls in record profits. | UAW 180 President Yasin Mahdi spoke to the crowd of supporters, calling out the company for cutting off health insurance to striking workers' families. | Local unions and labor groups delivered thousands of items to the rally to support striking workers and their families…

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Belarus Completes Snap Inspection of Combat Readiness of Armed Forces: Defense Ministry. sputniknews.com MINSK (Sputnik) – The Belarusian military has completed a snap inspection of its combat readiness which started last week at the instruction of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). EU Energy Ministers May Agree Price Cap on Gas on Monday: Czech Trade Minister. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jozef Sikela has expressed confidence that, on Monday, the EU energy ministers would agree on the price correction mechanism proposed by the European Commission, which includes a price cap on gas.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). EU Should Construct Barriers to Control Migrant Influx Says EPP. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – President of the European People's Party (EPP) and Leader of the EPP Group in the European Parliament Manfred Weber does not exclude erecting barriers at EU borders in order to prevent a new migrant crisis.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Greece, Turkey Hold Secret Talks in Brussels to Normalize Relations, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Germany has hosted a secret meeting in Brussels between top foreign policy advisers to the leaders of Greece and Turkey for them to discuss the normalization of bilateral relations marred by years of unceasing tensions, Greek media reported on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Hundreds of Aussies Affected by Psychoactive Spinach Taint Incident. sputniknews.com Australian supermarket chains Woolworths, Costco and Coles recalled a raft of products containing fresh baby spinach leaf late last week after incidents of poisoning. The contaminated leaves, believed to have become mixed with the nightshade plant, are thought to have come from a farm in Victoria state.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Latin American Leaders Congratulate Argentina on FIFA World Cup Victory. sputniknews.com BUENOS AIRES/MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – The leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean countries have congratulated Argentina on winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). 'Lost to Cancel Culture': UK Writers Dump Society of Authors For Rival Union Amid Gender Row. sputniknews.com Novelist Joanne Harris, chairwoman at the Society of Authors, had triggered controversy after some writers accused her of being dismissive of the abuse and threats faced by authors like JK Rowling for their gender-critical feminist stance.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). 'Lost to Cancel Culture': UK Writers Dump Society of Authors For Rival Union Over Gender Row. sputniknews.com Novelist Joanne Harris, chairwoman of the Society of Authors, triggered controversy after some writers accused her of being dismissive of the abuse and threats faced by authors such as JK Rowling for their gender-critical feminist stance.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). North Korea Confirms Normal Operation of Cameras, Communication Devices of Trial Satellite. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – North Korea's Sunday test confirmed the reliability of cameras and data transmission units of the reconnaissance satellite that is being developed by Pyongyang, North Korean state news agency reports.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Radical Nationalist Party Sets Sights on Finnish Parliament. sputniknews.com The newly founded Blue-and-Black Movement serves as a front for disbanded and banned organizations which espouse nationalist and racist views, and bears a striking resemblance to infamous fascist groups of the past.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Sea Level in South Korea Rises by Nearly 4 Inches Over Past 33 Years, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The sea level in South Korea has risen by nearly 10 centimeters (3.9 inches) over last 33 years because of climate change, media reported on Monday, citing the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA).

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Senior S. Korean Official Says North's Latest Launches Aimed at Ousting US Military Bases. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Missile launches conducted by North Korea are a provocation intended to break up the South Korean-US alliance and oust US military bases from the Korean Peninsula, Chung Jin-suk, leader of South Korea's ruling party, said on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Electronic Gadgets Do Your Toddler More Harm Than Good, Study Reveals. sputniknews.com Parents these days often resort to electronic devices to calm a fractious child. But the latest research shows that such tactics could be much more harmful for children than parents could ever have imagined.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). 'Sufficient Evidence' to Criminally Charge Trump Over Capitol Breach, Says Schiff. sputniknews.com The House committee responsible for investigating the 6 January US Capitol breach was to vote on whether to pursue criminal charges, such as insurrection, conspiracy to defraud the US government and obstruction of an official proceeding, against former President Donald Trump, US media reported on Friday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Thai Royal Navy Vessel Sinks in Adverse Weather as Search Continues for Missing Sailors. sputniknews.com The Thai Royal Navy vessel – HTMS Sukhothai – had been patrolling 20 nautical miles offshore from Bang Saphan district, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, when it got caught in a storm.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Two People Killed, 1 Injured in Shooting at Athens Cafe, Reports Say. sputniknews.com ATHENS (Sputnik) – An unknown individual has opened fire in a cafe in Athens, killing two men and injuring one woman in what appeared to be targeted shooting, Greek media reported on Monday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Video: Tom Cruise Jumps Off a Plane to Thank Moviegoers For Top Gun Success. sputniknews.com 'Top Gun: Maverick', which is a sequel to the 1986 film Top Gun, had its world premiere in Las Vegas on 28 April 2022. It is the highest-grossing film of 2022 and in Tom Cruise's career. The film was also ranked 11th on the list of highest-grossing films in cinema history.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). Video: Tom Cruise Jumps Off Plane to Thank Moviegoers For Top Gun Success. sputniknews.com 'Top Gun: Maverick', a sequel to the 1986 film 'Top Gun', had its world premiere in Las Vegas on 28 April 2022. It became the highest-grossing film of 2022 and in Tom Cruise's career. The film was also ranked 11th on the list of highest-grossing films in cinema history.

TASS (2022-12-19). Dollar surpasses 66 rubles, euro – 70 rubles. tass.com The euro added 1.94% and the dollar rose by 2.34%…

TASS (2022-12-19). More than 4,000 people use Arctic 'hectares,' Arctic authority reports. tass.com Yulia Tishchenko pointed to an important aspect of the 'hectare legislation,' which allows organizing the so-called 'technical agglomerations' – unions of 20 plus plots, if they are located in one settlement, or not further than 20 km from it…

TASS (2022-12-19). Japan's authorities discuss purchase of oil from Sakhalin-2 with local companies — Reuters. tass.com As noted by Reuters, the oil, a byproduct at the LNG plant, needs to be shipped out regularly for production to continue…

TASS (2022-12-19). EU countries agree the gas price cap — source. tass.com The gas price ceiling agreement was reached at the meeting of EU energy ministers…

TASS (2022-12-19). EU approves gas price ceiling of 180 euro/MWh from March 15 — EU Council. tass.com It is reported that the price correction mechanism will be in effect during twenty days after activation…

TASS (2022-12-19). Canada starts freezing, confiscating Abramovich's assets — Foreign Minister. tass.com "This is the first time that Canada is using its new authorities that allow the government to pursue the seizure of assets belonging to sanctioned persons," Global Affairs Canada said…

TASS (2022-12-19). FACTBOX: EU countries agree on gas price cap. tass.com If the threshold value is exceeded, the mechanism will be activated automatically starting on February 15, 2023…

TASS (2022-12-19). US to continue to provoke escalation of tensions in Taiwan Strait — intelligence chief. tass.com It is stated that it would seek to weaken and replace the governments of Cuba, Iran and Venezuela that are undesirable to the West…

TASS (2022-12-19). Minsk, Moscow manage to answer threats despite 'rough spots' — Lukashenko. tass.com The President of Belarus noted that the current difficult time requires countries to have political will and focus on results on all topics of the bilateral agenda…

TASS (2022-12-19). Evaluation reveals 0.8mm hole in Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft — Roscosmos. tass.com The Roscosmos head characterized the situation as "not very pleasant"

TASS (2022-12-19). Commission to decide on damaged Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft by December 27 — Roscosmos chief. tass.com It was added that there is plenty of time for making decisions and "there is no hurry"

TASS (2022-12-19). Moscow sets new snow record on December 19, meteorologist says. tass.com It is noted that as many as 13 flights were canceled and another 29 were delayed at Moscow's airports due to bad weather…

TASS (2022-12-19). Armenia says Karabakh residents left without medical care due to Lachin Corridor closure. tass.com Scheduled operations in the medical institutions of Nagorno-Karabakh have been postponed, the republic's Health Ministry said in a statement on Monday…

TASS (2022-12-19). Belarusian Armed Forces complete snap combat readiness check — Defense Ministry. tass.com The Belarusian Defense Ministry announced the start of a snap combat readiness check of the country's armed forces on December 13…

TASS (2022-12-19). CSTO not to turn its back on Armenia, says Secretary General. tass.com Stanislav Zas noted that the heads of member states of the organization met three times in 2022 to discuss the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border…

TASS (2022-12-19). Lukashenko hopes West hears 'voice of reason,' resumes security dialogue. tass.com The Belarusian leader said he regularly meets with Putin to discuss all types of issues, but the focus lately has been on defense and security…

TASS (2022-12-19). Presidents' involvement necessary to resolve a number of issues, Lukashenko says. tass.com The Belarusian leader called the resolution of sensitive economic issues that will help to ensure the well-being of the people a priority for Belarus and Moscow…

TASS (2022-12-19). Seoul believes Japan would need approval from South Korea for counterstrike on DPRK. tass.com It was said earlier that under the South Korean constitution, the country's territory includes the DPRK, so if Tokyo were to use force against Pyongyang, it would need to seek the backing from Seoul…

WSWS (2022-12-19). Australia's housing crisis pushing thousands into poverty and homelessness. wsws.org Reports find homelessness is on the rise and housing affordability is the fastest rising risk factor for suicide.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Two killed, 1 injured in shooting at Athens cafe. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — An unknown individual has opened fire in a cafe in Athens, killing two men and injuring one woman in what appeared to be a targeted shooting, Greek media reported on Monday.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Australia: Major construction firm Clough collapses, placing thousands of jobs in jeopardy. wsws.org The company is yet another casualty of the deepening crisis engulfing Australia's construction industry, which has seen a plethora of building firms go to the wall over the past year…

WSWS (2022-12-19). Global Workers' Inquest survey exposes the ongoing impact of the pandemic in US schools. wsws.org The survey exposes how the total abandonment of all public health measures by the political establishment has had enormous and ongoing impact in the schools including mass infection, long-term illness, death and social crisis.

Some Bay Anarchists (2022-12-19). CEL Offices Attacked in Solidarity with the Atlanta Weelaunee Forest. indybay.org CEL is owned by Atlas Technical Consultants and is involved in the proposed Cop City project in Atlanta's Weelaunee Forest. Their offices were attacked as part of a battle over whats left of the living world.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 8 killed, 23 injured in bus collision in Pakistan's Punjab. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Eight people were killed and several injured after two buses collided in Punjab, Pakistan on Monday, local media reported.

Staff (2022-12-19). Sector agrícola de Estados Unidos desea comercio bidireccional con Cuba. cubadebate.cu El sector agrícola de Estados Unidos ha defendido por años los vínculos comerciales con Cuba, comentaron representantes del sector en el país norteño, durante un encuentro con diplomáticos de la isla en su embajada de Washington. Los presentes destacaron que esto permitiría ampliar el comercio bidireccional y la cooperación en beneficio de ambos países.

Angela (2022-12-19). Saturday 12/17: Free virtual screening of the documentry film "Erasmus in Gaza" indybay.org

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Tehran to host 22nd Intl. Home Appliance Expo. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The 22nd International Home Appliance Manufacturers Exhibition, also known as HAMEX, is scheduled to be held at Tehran's International Fairground on Dec. 20-23.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Tiroteo deja al menos seis muertos en el norte de Canadá. telesurtv.net La policía canadiense confirmó que el sospechoso murió después de una enfrentamiento con las fuerzas de seguridad en el lugar de la masacre.

Staff (2022-12-19). "Si Messi dice adiós, nos vamos con él", afirma el periodista uruguayo Víctor Hugo. cubadebate.cu Argentina ganó, no sin antes sufrir, el Mundial de Catar 2022. En ese intento de reconstruir el multiverso de cosas que iban sucediendo mientras Lionel Messi caminaba por un escenario infinito para levantar la tan ansiada copa, lo que seguro no puede faltar es el relato de Víctor Hugo Morales, periodista y escritor uruguayo radicado en Argentina.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Fiscales chilenos inician paro por mejoras salariales. telesurtv.net Los fiscales exigen ser incorporados al reajuste del 12 por ciento para el año 2023 anunciado por el Gobierno chileno.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Ghana suspende pago de deudas externas ante crisis económica. telesurtv.net El organismo financiero señaló que "la suspensión de los pagos es una medida extraordinaria provisional".

____ (2022-12-19). Daniel Ellsberg: Indict Me Too. transcend.org 7 Dec 2022 – Daniel Ellsberg has called on the U.S. to indict him for having the same unauthorized possession of classified material as Julian Assange. Ellsberg follows the Cryptome.org founder who has also invited prosecution.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). North Korea conducts trials of intelligence satellite. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — On Sunday, North Korea conducted trials related to the final stage of developing a military intelligence satellite, the media sources reported on Monday.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de Bolivia expresa apoyo a la libertad de Assange. telesurtv.net En la reunión, el presidente habló de las graves implicaciones para la libertad de prensa si Assange es extraditado a los EE.UU.

Dan Bacher (2022-12-19). After spending $20 M, oil industry gathers enough signatures for initiative against setbacks law. indybay.org If the Secretary of State formally qualifies the oil industry's petition, the issue of neighborhood drilling in California will go before voters on the 2024 ballot.

Melanie Topjian (2022-12-19). Senior & disabled homeowners – need help with home repairs? indybay.org The Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development has a program offering up to $ ,000 for major home repairs to eligible homeowners.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran, Nicaragua ministers discuss bilateral cooperation. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian energy minister in a meeting with Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada stressed the need for developing Tehran-Managua cooperation in different fields including energy and economy.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Canciller de Namibia arriba a Venezuela para visita oficial. telesurtv.net El mandatario venezolano concedió el 3 de marzo de 2021 a Nandi Ndaitwah la Orden Francisco de Miranda como reconocimiento a su lucha por la independencia de la nación surafricana.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 1 killed, several injured in Pakistan hostage-taking incident. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — At least one policeman was killed and many others were injured in a hostage-taking incident in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province,…

____ (2022-12-19). U.S. extends tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese goods for nine months. ecns.cn The U.S.'latest move in extending tariff exclusions on 352 Chinese import categories has sent positive signs as it is beneficial to normalizing bilateral trade and helping trade ties get back on a normal track.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). People in Kermanshah prapering for Yalda Night. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — People of Kermanshah are preparing for the Yalda Night; the longest night of the year when friends and family members get together to eat and read poems until well after midnight.

____ (2022-12-19). Metaverse to usher in golden era of innovation. ecns.cn Discussion of the tech buzzword "metaverse" has been going on for some time, with the focus chiefly on its application in virtual games, online retail and social media.

____ (2022-12-19). Judicial Coup in Argentina: Corrupt Judges Conspire with Media Oligarchs to Ban Cristina Kirchner from Office. transcend.org 9 Dec 2022 – Leaked messages show Argentina's corrupt judges and prosecutors conspired with right-wing media oligarchs to launch a judicial coup against left-wing ex President and current VP Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, sentencing her to six years in prison and banning her from running in the 2023 elections.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Striking CNH workers speak from the pickets: "We need to fight like a united movement of workers" wsws.org While CNH workers have been determined to strike, the UAW held a phony rally of union bureaucrats from across the Midwest even as it isolates the striking workers.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2022-12-19). ONU convocará Cumbre de Ambición Climática para 2023. telesurtv.net El líder mundial convocará a "una acción climática nueva, tangible y creíble para acelerar el ritmo del cambio".

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). Tribunal juzga a militar a tres años del estallido social en Chile. telesurtv.net La Fiscalía y los abogados querellantes solicitan 12 años de prisión para el militar, acusado por "apremios ilegítimos".

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Emisiones de volcán ecuatoriano Cotopaxi superan mil metros de altura. telesurtv.net Continúa monitoreo del cono, segundo más alto de Ecuador y uno de los más peligrosos del mundo. Rige alerta amarilla en su perímetro.

____ (2022-12-19). Medicine shortages fire spirit of sharing. ecns.cn Residents of Beijing are helping each other cope with temporary shortages of medicine and supplies as the capital faces a rapid wave of COVID-19 infections.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). United States decline imminent, Nicaragua FM says. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Saying that the decline of the US is imminent, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada noted that the world is changing its new goal and is on the threshold of multilateralism.

____ (2022-12-19). Vandana Shiva: Bill Gates Is Promoting 'Surveillance Agriculture'. transcend.org 5 Dec 2022 – Vandana Shiva and Russell Brand discussed the history of agriculture, the role of Big Food in the current global cost-of-living crisis and how Gates is promoting "basically a surveillance agriculture."

Eddie Conway, Maximillian Alvarez (2022-12-19). The holidays are the most painful time of year to be behind bars. therealnews.com After spending multiple years socially distancing and taking other measures to mitigate the spread COVID-19, millions around the country have found a renewed appreciation for seeing and being with loved ones during the holiday season. For those who are locked away in prisons and jails, however, the dehumanizing separation from family, friends, and community will continue. Having spent 44 years as a political prisoner, TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway has an intimate knowledge of just how painful the holidays are for incarcerated people and why suicides, violence, and depression spike for prisoners this…

Staff (2022-12-19). El tiempo: Nublado y algunas lluvias en el occidente. cubadebate.cu Estará con predominio de nublados en la región occidental y parcialmente nublado en el norte central, con algunas lluvias hasta el anochecer. En el resto del archipiélago amanecerá con poca nubosidad, y desde el final de la mañana estará parcialmente nublado con escasas lluvias.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). Unión Europea acuerda un tope al precio del gas ruso. telesurtv.net El mecanismo aprobado entraría en vigor el 1 de febrero de 2023 y se alcanzó y sin unanimidad entre los países miembros.

____ (2022-12-19). Battleground for postgraduates expands. ecns.cn A total of 4.57 million candidates signed up for the national postgraduate entrance exam this year, almost double the amount in 2018 when there were 2.38 million.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Bombardeo de Ucrania en Bélgorod, Rusia, deja un muerto. telesurtv.net El gobernador de la provincia rusa de Bélgorod, Viacheslav Gladkov, informó de al menos un muerto y cinco heridos por la caída de proyectiles en este territorio fronterizo con Ucrania.

Staff (2022-12-19). Visita Cuba primer ministro de la Mancomunidad de Las Bahamas, Philip Davis. cubadebate.cu El primer ministro de la Mancomunidad de Las Bahamas, Philip Davis, iniciará este lunes 19 de diciembre una visita oficial a Cuba. Así lo informó el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores. Según una nota del organismo, Philip Davis, en su estancia en La Habana, sostendrá conversaciones con autoridades cubanas y realizará otras actividades de interés.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-19). Far-Right Drowned Out By Brockville Community in Ontario. itsgoingdown.org Report back from community defense of a drag story-hour in so-called Brockville, Ontario. Originally posted to Gay Mafia Protection Racket. Like the world's worst game of whack-a-mole, we were out again yesterday, December 17, in Brockville, Ontario to protect a drag story hour at their local library. And once again, we outnumbered them from the…

Staff (2022-12-19). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este lunes 19 de diciembre. cubadebate.cu Con el objetivo de mantener informados a sus lectores, Cubadebate comparte las tasas de cambio para diferentes divisas extranjeras vigentes este lunes 19 de diciembre en el mercado cambiario del país.

KQED Live (2022-12-19). Sunday 1/22: A Royal Walk with the King Tides in South Bay. indybay.org Cooley Landing | 2100 Bay Rd | East Palo Alto, CA 94303…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 4 IRGC members martyred in clashes with terrorists in SE. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Four members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) were martyred in clashes with terrorists in the border area of Saravan County in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast of Iran.

____ (2022-12-19). The Forgotten Journalists (Part 1): The Assassination of Shireen Abu Akleh. transcend.org The Targeted, Governmental Extrajudicial Execution of Journalists Who Are Classified as Personae Non Gratae and Enemies of the State…

reenvia Red Latina sin fronteras (2022-12-19). México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas. indybay.org México: La incesante militarización en pueblos indígenas | Basta Ya de represión!

Staff (2022-12-19). Sancti Spíritus: Ejecutan nuevo Parque Fotovoltaico con capacidad para generar 2,2 Mw. cubadebate.cu En aras del desarrollo de nuevas fuentes renovables de energía, en Sancti Spíritus, se trabaja hoy en el montaje del octavo Parque Fotovoltaico en el sureño municipio de Trinidad. El nuevo emplazamiento con capacidad para generar 2,2 megawatts (Mw) se ubica en la zona de Los Cristales en los límites con Casilda y estará sincronizado SEN.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Three Jordanian police killed during raid on hideout in Maan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Three Jordanian police personnel were killed in a raid on the hideout of the suspected killers of a policeman in the southern city of Maan, a police statement said.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Fire breaks out in residential building in Georgia's Batumi. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Massive fire broke out in a restaurant located on the top floor of a residential high-rise building in the Georgian city of Batumi.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Explosión de camión cisterna deja 19 muertos en Afganistán. telesurtv.net La explosión se produjo en torno a las 20H30 de este sábado a consecuencia de la explosión de un camión cisterna que transportaba gasolina que circulaba por el túnel.

C.J. Atkins (2022-12-19). Jan. 6 Committee's final verdict: Prosecute Trump. peoplesworld.org Donald Trump committed multiple crimes when he attempted to overthrow the government on Jan. 6, 2021, and for that, he must be charged by the Justice Department. That was the recommendation that came from the House Select Committee investigating the Trump coup when it wrapped up its probe on Monday. "I think the president has …

Staff (2022-12-19). Qué trae la prensa cubana, lunes 19 de diciembre de 2022. cubadebate.cu

Staff (2022-12-19). Video clip Silencio de Joseph Ros, Premio Lucas 2022. cubadebate.cu El video clip Silencio, del cubano Joseph Ros interpretado por Luna Manzanares y Omara Portuondo, se alzó con el Premio Lucas al Video del año 2022. La gala fue celebrada este domingo en el teatro Lázaro Peña, Ros obtuvo también el lauro a la Mejor dirección y a las estatuillas en apartados como Mejor video canción, Fotografía, a cargo de David Cruz, y Dirección de arte, de la mano de Yudith Domínguez.

Labor Video Project (2022-12-19). Starbucks Workers Strike 100 Stores SF Castro Starbucks Barrista Kyle Trainer Speaks. indybay.org On Friday December 16, 2022 over 100 stores went on strike for a union contract and against union busting.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). Rusia y Belarús discuten sobre asuntos de interés internacional. telesurtv.net Ambos países conforman una unidad económica internacional y mantienen estrecha coincidencia en los asuntos regionales.

BayArea4Iran (2022-12-19). Saturday 12/17: Freedom March & Rally for IRAN: "Woman, Life, Freedom!" indybay.org San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara Street | San Jose, CA 95113…

____ (2022-12-19). World Cup closing ceremony held in Qatar. ecns.cn Dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2022 at Lusail Stadium, Qatar, Dec. 18, 2022.

____ (2022-12-19). My Sweet Lord (Music Video of the Week). transcend.org This show was a tribute to George Harrison two years after his death. On guitar Eric Clapton, on the other guitar Harrison's son, on piano Paul McCartney, 1st drummer Ringo Star, on second Phil Collins, on guitar Tom Petty, on organ and vocals Billy Preston.

____ (2022-12-19). Beijing records two COVID-related deaths. ecns.cn Beijing reported two death cases related to COVID-19 on Sunday, the data on the National Health Commission website showed early Monday.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-19). Huelga de pilotos retrasa vuelos en aeropuertos de Brasil. telesurtv.net Por determinación del Tribunal Superior de Trabajo, la huelga alcanza solo al 10% de los empleados de las aerolíneas.

teleSUR, lvm, YSM (2022-12-19). Presidente de Cuba sostiene encuentro con canciller keniano. telesurtv.net El dignatario cubano resaltó los fuertes lazos de relaciones políticas y de cooperación e intercambio económico-comercial que les unen.

____ (2022-12-19). 11 people seriously injured amid turbulence on Hawaii flight. ecns.cn Eleven people were seriously injured when a flight to Hawaii was rocked by severe turbulence on Sunday about 30 minutes outside Honolulu, the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services said in a statement.

____ (2022-12-19). Harbin Ice-Snow World welcomes visitors on test run. ecns.cn Covering an area of 810,000 square meters, the Ice and Snow World has built hundreds of snow landscapes with 150,000 cubic meters of ice and snow.

teleSUR, rzr, YSM (2022-12-19). Bolivia será sede de VIII Congreso Mundial de la Quinua en 2023. telesurtv.net "La quinua es el alimento más completo que tiene la humanidad y Bolivia es uno de los grandes productores ", destacó el mandatario.

teleSUR, mcs, MER (2022-12-19). Conoce 10 palabras que el idioma español heredó del árabe. telesurtv.net La Real Academia Española refiere que 4.000 palabras del habla hispana tienen sus orígenes en la etimología árabe.

____ (2022-12-19). First organ donation between mainland and HK saves 4-month old baby. ecns.cn A medical team of the Hong Kong Children's Hospital successfully transplanted a heart donated from the mainland to a 4-month-old baby in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Saturday.

sputniknews (2022-12-19). 'Wounds of the Past': Berlin to Return Looted Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. sputniknews.com The Benin Bronzes are hundreds of years old sculptures that once adorned the palace of the former Kingdom of Benin (now Nigeria), which was attacked and looted by British colonists. The Benin Bronzes, along with other stolen artifacts, were then sold to various countries, including Germany.

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de México supervisa obras hidráulicas en Sinaloa. telesurtv.net El gobernante mexicano estuvo acompañado por el secretario de la Defensa Nacional, Luis Cresencio Sandoval, y el gobernador de Sinaloa, Rubén Rocha.

teleSUR, jap, JCM (2022-12-19). Argentina gana el Mundial de Qatar 2022 en la tanda de penaltis. telesurtv.net La Albiceleste mostró una superioridad absoluta sobre La tricolor durante casi todo el partido y hace realidad el sueño de levantar su tercera Copa Mundial.

Staff (2022-12-19). La FEU cumple 100 años, y con Matemática y conocimiento le rendimos homenaje. cubadebate.cu Mañana 20 de diciembre de 2022 la Federación Estudiantil Universitaria (FEU) llega a sus 100 años de fundada, y tendrá lugar la culminación de su X Congreso. Vamos a ejercitar la Matemática asociada a su historia de manera certera y creativa.

____ (2022-12-19). Ludwig van Beethoven (17 Dec 1770 — 26 Mar 1827). transcend.org Beethoven was a German composer and the predominant musical figure between the Classical and Romantic periods. His personal life was marked by a struggle against deafness, and some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life, when he was unable to hear.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Greece, Turkey reportedly hold secret talks in Brussels. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Germany has hosted a secret meeting in Brussels between top foreign policy advisers to the leaders of Greece and Turkey for them to discuss the normalization of bilateral relations marred by years of unceasing tensions.

Slingshot collective (2022-12-19). Sunday 1/8: Slingshot new volunteer meeting / article brainstorm for issue #137. indybay.org Long Haul infoshop – 3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley, CA 94705 – 510 540 0751 – 2 blocks from Ashby BART – corner of Shattuck and Woolsey across from La Pena…

Staff (2022-12-19). Astrónomos canadienses encuentran dos mundos de agua a 218 años luz de la Tierra. cubadebate.cu Astrónomos de la Universidad de Montreal, Canadá, lideraron una investigación que encontró evidencia de que dos exoplanetas que orbitan alrededor de una estrella enana roja son "mundos de agua".Estos sorprendentes planetas donde el agua constituye una gran fracción de su volumen están ubicados en un sistema planetario a 218 años luz de distancia.

Sarah Anderson (2022-12-19). The Top 10 Inequality Victories of 2022. inequality.org

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-19). Presidente de México desea que Argentina gane final de Qatar 2022. telesurtv.net La victoria de la albiceleste "sería un homenaje a Maradona, el deportista más comprometido con los cambios sociales y políticos en América Latina", dijo.

Franz Hinkelammert, Sebastian Pittl (2022-12-19). Critique of Religion and Market Religion and Post-colonialism. indybay.org Critique of religion as critique of fetishism is a critique of earthly gods, which are false gods. "Man is the highest being for man." Marx develops it further in other words and formulates his idea of the liberation of man in the Communist Manifesto. There he says: "In place of the old bourgeois society with its classes and class antagonisms comes…the free development of all. "

Staff (2022-12-19). °Ya es campeón el equipo albiceleste! cubadebate.cu Salto, sudo, no lo creo cuando Francia se desata y un gol de Mbappé empata la lucha por el trofeo. øQué estará pensando Leo? Su gran partido ahora es este. øPenales? (Que alguien me preste su aparato de presión) Falla Francia. °Ya es campeón el equipo albiceleste! Estos son los versos de Yoerky Sánchez, dedicado a las emociones que provocó el Mundial.

teleSUR, hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Naufragio de barco militar tailandés deja 31 desaparecidos. telesurtv.net La Armada precisó en su cuenta de Twitter que a las 12.00 (hora local) habían sido rescatados 75 de los 106 tripulantes.

____ (2022-12-19). Journalism Defenders Push for Passage of 'Game-Changing' PRESS Act. transcend.org 7 Dec 2022 – "The PRESS Act is the most important free press legislation in modern times because it would finally stop the government from spying on journalists and threatening them with arrest for doing their jobs," explained one advocate.

teleSUR, odr, JCM (2022-12-19). Conferencia de la ONU sobre Biodiversidad busca acuerdos finales. telesurtv.net Los presentes en la conferencia están trabajando para frenar la destrucción del hábitat, la contaminación y la crisis climática.

CA PPC (2022-12-19). Thursday 12/15: CA Poor People's Campaign Year in Review w/ speakers Rep. Barbara Lee & Rev. Dr. Theoharis. indybay.org Online via Zoom…

Staff (2022-12-19). Portuarios pasa la escoba sobre Centrales y se consolida en zona de clasificación. cubadebate.cu Los Portuarios aumentaron hoy su presión sobre los Centrales, al derrotarlos con pizarra de 13×9. Los Portuarios conectaron 19 hits, siete extrabases, seis dobles, un triple y 13 carreras, para conseguir su triunfo ante los Centrales, quienes solo pegaron 10 sencillos frente a cuatro lanzadores.El lanzador abridor Yadián Martínez trabajó para ocho carreras, siete limpias.

Colin Staub (2022-12-19). NLRB says labor law-breaking bosses owe more than just lost wages. peoplesworld.org Losing a job is a financial blow that extends beyond lost wages. Sudden unemployment can mean taking on credit card debt, losing the ability to pay a mortgage, and racking up medical bills. But if it turns out the termination was illegal, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) typically limits financial damages to wages and …

teleSUR, mv, MER (2022-12-19). Zurda Infinita analiza partido por tercer lugar de Qatar 2022. telesurtv.net Destacaron el desempeño de las selecciones de Croacia y Marruecos durante el encuentro.

____ (2022-12-19). Inculcating the "Military Virtues": The Pentagon's Predatory Role in U.S. High Schools. transcend.org On 11 Dec, the New York Times broke a front-page story about "J.R.O.T.C," described as "a program funded by the U.S. military designed to teach leadership skills, discipline, and civil values — and to open students' eyes to the idea of a military career…" If peace education programs can be combined with civilian job training and public advocacy efforts, we might finally see a real challenge to the ongoing militarization of the schools.

____ (2022-12-19). The World — Real or Digital. transcend.org The world around us that we can see or even unable to see is the real world. Here you may see a few people walking, working or eating together. In the digital world we get interesting glimpses of different activities being performed. These may include women in sparkling dresses walking on the ramp; or children playing various games or just rapidly exiting from the classroom when the bell rings.

WSWS (2022-12-19). In Memory of Keerthi Balasuriya. wsws.org This tribute was written by David North and originally posted on the WSWS in December 2007 to mark the twentieth anniversary of the death of Keerthi Balasuriya.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 5 people killed in horrendous condo shooting in Canada. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Five people were killed in a shooting at a condominium in a Toronto suburb Sunday night, police said.

teleSUR -JDO (2022-12-19). Felicitan a Argentina por su tercera Copa Mundial de fútbol. telesurtv.net Desde líderes políticos como Alberto Fernández y Nicolás Maduro hasta astros del balompié, como Pelé, todos felicitaron a Argentina por su tercera consagración.

____ (2022-12-19). Argentine president thanks national soccer team for World Cup win. ecns.cn Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Sunday thanked the national soccer team for winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Vote "No" on UAW-backed sellout deal! Build rank-and-file committees to expand and win the UC strike! wsws.org The University of California Rank-and-File Strike Committee (UCRFSC) is calling on 36,000 teaching assistants, student researchers and other workers to reject the five-year deals being pushed by the United Auto Workers bureaucracy…

Jason Jones (2022-12-19). Community fights back as questions swirl around undemocratic library CEO search in Indianapolis. peoplesworld.org INDIANAPOLIS—The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library has spent the last year searching for the library system's next CEO. A private search consultancy firm, Bradbury Miller Associates, was hired, and a search committee comprising administration and staff was also put together. Until very recently, the candidates under consideration were kept secret, and people on the search …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran ready to cooperate with neighbors in all fields. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister says that Tehran is ready to hold a joint meeting of foreign and defense ministers between Iran and the Persian Gulf states and other neighboring countries.

Khubaka, Michael Harris (2022-12-19). 2022 California State Capitol Kwanzaa in the wake of the 2022 US-Africa Summit. indybay.org Dr. Karenga utilized struggle creating Kwanzaa. He and the US Organization continues to rectify the cultural and economic exploitation perpetrated against us during the months of October, November, and December (the Christmas season) as we prepare for a New Year.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Chile reporta menos incendios forestales pero mayor devastación. telesurtv.net Fuerzas especializadas hacen frente a seis incendios activos, la mayor parte de ellos en Valparaíso y en la Región Metropolitana.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2022-12-19). Reportan cuatro nuevos casos de cólera en República Dominicana. telesurtv.net Se trata de cuatro pacientes de sexo masculinos de , 30, 23 y cuatro años de edad, todos de nacionalidad dominicana.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Venezuela condena intento de EE.UU. de vulnerar sus derechos. telesurtv.net Cancillería de Venezuela rechaza proyecto de ley que busca mantener las medidas de presión impuestas por Washington, además de ofender al pueblo y a Simón Bolívar.

Staff (2022-12-19). Presidente de Cuba recibió a canciller de Kenya. cubadebate.cu El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, recibió al canciller de Kenya Alfred Mutua, durante un encuentro en que ambas partes ratificaron la voluntad de fortalecer las relaciones. En el Palacio de la Revolución el mandatario ratificó al secretario del Gabinete para Asuntos Exteriores y de la Diáspora keniano la disposición de ampliar los intercambios con la nación africana.

WNBR-SF (2022-12-19). Sunday 1/1: New Years Day 2023 World Naked Bike Ride and Polar Plunge. indybay.org Meet on the Great Highway at the Taraval Street crossing…

Staff (2022-12-19). Tercer día consecutivo sin que la Unión Eléctrica pronostique apagones por déficit. cubadebate.cu Se estima para la hora pico una disponibilidad de 2946 MW y una demanda máxima de 2820 MW, para una reserva de 126 MW, por lo que de mantenerse las condiciones previstas no se pronostican afectaciones al servicio por déficit de capacidad, aunque se trabaja con bajos niveles de reserva en este horario.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Talks continue between Unifor and Canadian National as contracts for 3,600 rail workers set to expire December 31. wsws.org In its latest bargaining update, Unifor asserted that talks with CN Rail are "productive" and "progressing well," but refused to provide details.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 3rd Tehran Dialogue Forum kicks off. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — The third edition of the Tehran Dialogue Forum kicked off in the Iranian capital on Monday morning with the presence of Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

____ (2022-12-19). The Poetic Science of the Aurora Borealis. transcend.org "And now commenced a display which baffles all description."

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Presidente Bolivia alerta sobre racismo y separatismo de élites. telesurtv.net Manifestó a cadetes graduados que son herederos de los militares patriotas, del pueblo y de la consolidación del Estado boliviano.

teleSUR- hvh, JCM (2022-12-19). Canciller nicaragàºense culmina visita oficial a Irán. telesurtv.net Moncada afirmó durante el Tercer Foro de Diálogo de Teherán que "EE.UU. y su hegemonía están en un fuerte declive".

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). 2 passenger planes collided at South Korean Incheon Airport. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Two passenger planes collided with each other at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, on Monday, the airport's operator said.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Corea del Norte continúa realizando pruebas de misiles balísticos. telesurtv.net La prueba de este domingo se produce luego de que Washington haya decidido lanzar una nueva unidad de sus fuerzas espaciales en Corea del Sur.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran busts Mossad spy network planning to target defense ind. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iran's Intelligence Ministry has identified and arrested members of a spy network who were planning to sabotage the country's defense industry through front companies and security marketing.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-19). Reportan sismo de magnitud 5.3 en Tumaco, Colombia. telesurtv.net Hasta el momento no hay daños o víctimas. Su epicentro se estimó en un área del océano Pacífico. Se sintió en varias provincias ecuatorianas.

WSWS (2022-12-19). This week in history: December 19-25. wsws.org

WSWS (2022-12-19). Germany's Reichsbàºrger terrorist network and the fight against fascism. wsws.org More than people from the Reichsbàºrger (Citizens of the Reich) movement, against whom 3,000 police carried out the largest raid in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, are accused of plotting a military coup to seize power and kill political opponents.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-19). Iran ready for reopening embassies whenever Riyadh ready. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 19 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says that Iran is ready to normalize ties with Saudi Arabia and reopen the embassies whenever Riyadh is ready.

____ (2022-12-19). They Continue to Run With This BS. smoothiex12.blogspot.com

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-19). Al menos ocho policías muertos tras atentado en norte de Irak. telesurtv.net La bomba explotó al pasó de un convoy policial cerca de la aldea de Safra, distrito de Hawija, en el suroeste de Kirkuk. Otros tres policías resultaron heridos.

WSWS (2022-12-19). Britain's High Court rules asylum deportations to Rwanda legal. wsws.org The High Court has crossed a Rubicon with today's judgment. Its endorsement of the "Rwanda solution" is a milestone in the assault on democratic rights, above all the right to asylum.

Friends of Christmas (2022-12-19). Sunday 12/25: Santa Cruz Community Christmas Dinner. indybay.org Clock Tower in Downtown Santa Cruz | (Pacific Avenue at Water Street)…

Brenda Norrell (2022-12-19). Paiute and Shoshone Elders Evicted from Homes with No Place to Go in Winnemucca, Nevada. indybay.org WINNEMUCCA INDIAN COLONY, Nevada — In a cruel action during winter, the Winnemucca Tribal Court evicted Paiute and Shoshone elders without a trial, and banished people from their homes with no place to go in northern Nevada. Elders' homes and possessions have been burned and demolished, and utility lines cut, attorneys said.

____ (2022-12-19). Argentina wins World Cup final after 36 years. ecns.cn Argentina defeated two time champions France in penalties in FIFA World Cup 2022. This has happened for the first time after 36 years.

WSWS (2022-12-19). NHS nurse and ambulance strikes face UK government, army and sellout by union leaders. wsws.org The strikes take place despite the efforts of the trade union bureaucracy to reach a sellout agreement with the government.

teleSUR, odr, JDO (2022-12-19). UE logra acuerdo sobre sistema de comercio de emisiones. telesurtv.net Según lo acordado, para 2030 debe haber una reducción de 62 por ciento en las emisiones en comparación con los niveles de 2005.

teleSUR, MER, JGN (2022-12-19). øPor qué se estableció el Día Internacional del Migrante. telesurtv.net Este día tiene como fin destacar la importancia de los derechos humanos y libertades fundamentales que tienen los migrantes.

Manlio Dinucci (2022-12-18). The War Moves Forward as Outlined by the RAND Corporation on Behalf of the Pentagon. "NATO is Not Part to the Conflict" globalresearch.ca First published on October 14, 2022 | The United States, the European Union, and other countries have so far "donated" about 100 billion euros of military supply to Ukraine. It is money directly or indirectly coming out of our pockets. This …

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Airports in Peru Start Operating After Clashes Between Police, Protesters – Minister. sputniknews.com BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) – Peruvian airports that saw violent clashes between protesters and police are gradually resuming operations, Peruvian Minister of Transportation and Communications Paola Lazarte said on Sunday.

_____ (2022-12-18). Why Peru Has Had Seven Presidents In Six Years. popularresistance.org In just over six years, Peru has had seven different presidents. The period between July 2016 and December 2022 has been a time of deep political instability. | This chaos is largely due to Peru's deeply undemocratic constitution, which was inherited from the far-right US-backed dictator Alberto Fujimori, who governed the country with an iron fist from 1990 until 2000, committing genocide against the Indigenous population and killing, torturing, and disappearing thousands of dissidents. | Article 113 of Peru's constitution gives the unicameral congress the ability to remove presidents if two-thirds of members vot…

teleSUR, JGN (2022-12-18). ONG acusará a presidenta peruana por homicidio calificado. telesurtv.net "El hecho de sacar a las Fuerzas Armadas, de no advertir que no se utilizaran las armas de fuego, ya la convierten a ella en una responsable", sostuvo Cano.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Entierran a fallecidos por represión en Ayacucho, Perú. telesurtv.net La Dirección Regional de Salud de Ayacucho confirmó 7 muertos y 52 heridos en el primer día de estado de emergencia.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Death toll in Peru protests climbs to 23. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The death toll in nationwide protests in Peru sparked by the ousting of former President Pedro Castillo has risen to 23, authorities said on Saturday.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Presidenta de Perú pide al Congreso elecciones para 2023. telesurtv.net La presidenta designada presentó un informe sobre la situacion acompañada de ministros y jefes militares y de la Policía.

Vijay Prashad (2022-12-18). Estados Unidos y su rol en el golpe de Estado en Perú. peoplesworld.org El 7 de diciembre de 2022, Pedro Castillo se sentó a trabajar en su despacho, durante el que sería su último día como presidente de Perú. Sus abogados revisaban los documentos que mostraban que Castillo triunfaría sobre una moción en el Congreso para destituirlo. Iba a ser la tercera vez que Castillo se enfrentaba a …

teleSUR, jaa, JGN (2022-12-18). Retornan a Venezuela 249 connacionales provenientes de Perú. telesurtv.net En el vuelo de la aerolínea venezolana Conviasa viajaban 67 niños, unos 70 jóvenes venezolanos y más de 10 adultos mayores.

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Movimiento popular ecuatoriano se solidariza con pueblo peruano. telesurtv.net Tras la vacancia de Pedro Castillo, Dina Boluarte ha impuesto un régimen de excepción. La represión a las protestas deja ya un saldo de más de 20 muertos.

Staff (2022-12-18). Perú: Boluarte respalda acción represiva contra protestas populares. cubadebate.cu La presidenta Dina Boluarte respaldó este sábado la acción represiva de las fuerzas de seguridad contra las protestas populares. Represión que ha dejado veintiún muertos y más de doscientos heridos, en muchos casos por impactos de bala.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Fiscalía peruana solicita 15 años de prisión contra Martín Vizcarra. telesurtv.net La entidad también pidió 9 años de inhabilitación para ejercer cargos públicos en contra del expresidente.

Editor (2022-12-18). Peru coup: CIA agent turned U.S. ambassador met with defense minister day before president overthrown. mronline.org The U.S. ambassador in Peru, Lisa Kenna, worked for the CIA for 9 years, as well as the Pentagon. One day before the coup against elected left-wing President Pedro Castillo, Kenna met with Peru's defense minister, who then ordered the military to turn against Castillo.

scorinoco (2022-12-18). The US Has Been Planning Castillo's Downfall All Along. orinocotribune.com A The report states that right before the Congress was going to vote on his impeachment, Castillo's lawyers had reassured him that he would most certainly prevail over the motion and remain in office. | They also told him that he held the upper hand given that his approval rating…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Russia To Deploy New Batch Of 'Penicillin' Acoustic-Thermal Artillery-Recon System In Ukraine. southfront.org The complex of artillery reconnaissance 'Penicillin'. © Research Institute 'Vector' | The Russian Ministry of Defense has received a new batch of Penicillin acoustic-thermal artillery-reconnaissance systems, RIA Novosti reported on November 17. | According to the Russian news agency, the newly-delivered systems will soon be deployed in the special military operation zone in Ukraine."The Russian Ministry of Defense received another batch of the advanced 1B76 Penicillin acoustic and infrared rec…

TASS (2022-12-18). Number of those wounded in shelling by Ukrainian troops in Belgorod region up to 8. tass.com Seven taken hospital, region's governor says…

TASS (2022-12-18). Ukraine's military shell Alchevsk using HIMARS launchers. tass.com The shelling occurred at 03: 24 Moscow time…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). At least one dead, several injured in airstrike inside Russia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — A civilian has been killed and at least eight others injured in a Ukrainian attack on western Russia's Belgorod Region, local Russian media cited Governor Vyacheslav Gladkov as reporting on Telegram.

TASS (2022-12-18). Two civilians wounded in Donetsk's western suburb in shelling by Ukrainian troops. tass.com The shelling occured in Alexandrovka settlement located in Donetsk's western suburb…

TASS (2022-12-18). Another series of explosions rock central Donetsk. tass.com According to the mission of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) to the Joint Control and Coordination Center for issues related to Ukraine's war crimes, the city's Voroshilovsky and Kievsky districts cane under shelling…

TASS (2022-12-18). Ukraine shells Yasinovataya and Makeyevka from Grad MLRS, firing seven rockets – mission. tass.com A total of seven rockets were fired at populated areas…

TASS (2022-12-18). Russian troops take control of DPR's Yakovlevka, its mop-up continues — top brass. tass.com According to Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov, Ukraine made unsuccessful attempts to regainlost positions in several DPR's settlements…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Hospital Catches Fire After Ukrainian Troops Shell Donetsk – Mayor. sputniknews.com DONETSK (Sputnik) – A hospital in the capital of the Donetsk People's Republic caught fire on Sunday after Ukrainian troops shelled Donetsk, injuring people and prompting evacuation, the city's mayor said.

TASS (2022-12-18). One civilian killed in Ukrainian shelling of Belgorod Region — governor. tass.com According to Vyacheslav Gladkov, poultry farm was damaged…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). One civilian killed in Ukrainian shelling of Belgorod Region. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — One person was killed and 3 others were injured when the Belgorod district of the Belgorod Region was shelled by the Ukrainian armed forces.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). UK sends Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The UK's Ministry of Defense confirmed that it has sent Brimstone 2 precision-guided missiles to Ukraine as part of its aid package.

Gerry Condon (2022-12-18). US Veterans Call for Holiday Truce, Ceasefire, and Negotiations to End War in Ukraine. commondreams.org We want urgent, good-faith diplomacy to end the war in Ukraine, not more U.S. weapons, advisors, and endless war.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Crimea: Greece's Plans to Transfer S-300 Systems to Ukraine 'Risky Step'. sputniknews.com SIMFEROPOL, Russia, (Sputnik) – Crimea's Permanent Representative to the Russian President Georgiy Muradov called on Sunday the intention of Athens to transfer S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems to Ukraine a "risky step" for Greek national interests.

TASS (2022-12-18). US gets dragged into Ukraine conflict, losing self-preservation instinct – envoy. tass.com The supplies of more and more powerful weapons to Kiev speaks of the US' mood for escalation, Anatoly Antonov said…

TASS (2022-12-18). Ukrainian army launches six Grad shells at Donetsk — DPR. tass.com Two apartment buildings were damaged in the Voroshilovsky district of Donetsk…

TASS (2022-12-18). Ukraine's military fires at Donetsk and Yasinovataya community from cannon artillery. tass.com At 01: 30 Moscow time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired four 155-mm artillery shells at the Petrovsky district of Donetsk…

TASS (2022-12-18). Several people wounded in Ukraine's shelling attack on hospital in Donetsk — mayor. tass.com Patients are being evacuated, Alexey Kulemzin says…

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). One Killed in Ukrainian Shelling of Russia's Belgorod Region. news.antiwar.com One civilian was killed, another eight people were wounded, and a poultry farm was damaged in Ukrainian shelling in Russia's Belgorod Oblast, the region's governor said on Sunday. "One person died. It is known that the man came to us from Tambov and worked as a contractor on the construction of a poultry farm," Belgorod …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran rejects CIA chief's claims as unfounded accusations. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The spokesman of the Iranian foreign ministry rejected the CIA chief's accusations of Iran-Russia cooperation in the Ukraine war as baseless and part of anti-Iran psychological campaign.

TASS (2022-12-18). Pope slams conflict in Ukraine as world war. tass.com He doesn't see the end of the conflict in the short term…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Ukraine Conflict, Fears Over Alleged Russian Threat Boost 'US Capacity to Produce Weapons': Report. sputniknews.com The US Senate passed a National Defense Authorization Act bill on Thursday authorizing a record $858 billion in the country's military spending next year, a document that will now go to President Joe Biden to be inked.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Russian Lancet Drone Hunt Down Ukraine's New Howitzers (Videos). southfront.org Lancet-3, screen grab from Russia-24 report. | The Russian military continues to hunt down Ukraine's newly-acquired howitzers with Lancet loitering munitions with much success. | On December 17 and 18, Russians sources shared videos documenting three recent Lancet strikes that targeted a M777 towed 155 mm howitzer, an AHS Krab self-propelled 155 mm howitzer and what appears to be a M109 self-propelled 155 mm howitzer. | Since the start of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, Kiev forces have rec…

TASS (2022-12-18). Ukrainian troops shell central Donetsk from Grad multiple rocket launchers. tass.com According to a TASS correspondent, explosions heard in Donetsk's central districts. Several shells hit an area near the trauma center…

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). Henry Kissinger Calls for Negotiated Peace in Ukraine to Avoid World War. news.antiwar.com Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has again come out in favor of negotiations to end the war in Ukraine in an article for The Spectator titled "How to Avoid Another World War." Kissinger said that he "repeatedly expressed my support for the allied military effort to thwart Russia's aggression in Ukraine" but that he …

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). UK Confirms Supply Of Brimstone II Precision-Guided Missiles To Ukraine. southfront.org Screen grab from a video by MBDA showing a live-fire test of the Brimstone. | On December 17, the British Ministry of Defence confirmed that it had supplied Brimstone II precision-guided missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). | The ministry said that the missiles were provided as a part of a new military aid package meant to support Ukraine's fight against Russia."This aid has played a crucial role in stalling Russian advances," the ministry said on Twitter. | Following the start of the Russian…

_____ (2022-12-18). On International Human Rights Day: Money For Ukraine And War. popularresistance.org December 10th is recognized globally as International Human Rights Day (IHRD) to commemorate the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. But how does the U.S. state celebrate this day? Two days before the day of recognition, legislators in the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the $858 billion dollar National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also specifically earmarked another $800 million for the Ukraine war. | On IHRD itself, the Biden Administration announced a new set of sanctions while also justifying the continuation of sanctions against 44 nations, thereby c…

TASS (2022-12-18). New protective shield at Zaporozhye NPP withstands shelling by Ukrainian forces — official. tass.com "The fragments of the shells that were fired at Zaporozhye NPP during one of the last, most powerful, strikes on November 20-21, were intercepted by the protective wall erected in front of the dry cask storage," Renat Karchaa, an adviser to the director general of the Rosenergoatom company noted…

TASS (2022-12-18). Ukrainian shelling of Belgorod Region wounds four civilians – governor. tass.com Air defense system went off over Belgorod and the Belgorod Region…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Putin Congratulates Argentine President on 2022 World Cup Victory – Kremlin. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has called his Argentine counterpart, Alberto Fernandez, to congratulate him on the victory of the Argentine national team in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). New Attack Hit Key U.S. Base In Syria. southfront.org Late on December 17, an indirect fire attack targeted the United States-led coalition Green Village base in the Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor, according to Sputnik. | The Russian news agency said that several projectiles hit the large base, which is located within al-Omar oil fields in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. Explosions rocked the base and its vicinity. However, no casualties were reported. Several fighter jets and drone of the coalition were spotted…

TASS (2022-12-18). Fire breaks out at gas treatment unit at oil and gas condensate field in Irkutsk region. tass.com Irkutsk Region Governor Igor Kobzev wrote on his Telegram channel that, according to preliminary data, one person was hurt…

TASS (2022-12-18). Putin says believes that ongoing big changes are for the better. tass.com According to Russian President, not only Russia is currently living through big changes, but the entire world is changing…

TASS (2022-12-18). Turkish side spurns patrol duties in Syria again under pretext of bad weather again. tass.com Three shelling attacks from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) were reported in the Idlib de-escalation zone, Oleg Yegorov, deputy chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria says…

TASS (2022-12-18). Russia demands CAR investigate terror attack on Russia House director — embassy. tass.com Dmitry Sytyi needs to be evacuated to Russia for treatment, Russian diplomatic mission says…

TASS (2022-12-18). Russian ambassador congratulates Argentina on winning FIFA World Cup. tass.com According to the diplomat, most of Russians supported Argentina…

TASS (2022-12-18). Jet fire at oil and gas condensate field in Irkutsk region extinguished. tass.com The fire broke out on Sunday during the works at the field's gas treatment unit. According to preliminary data, five people were hurt…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Snow level in Moscow breaks 1989 record (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The snow level in the capital of Russia on the morning of December 18 was 33-38 centimeters, depending on the area of Moscow.

TASS (2022-12-18). Pyotr Ivanov returns to post of President of Russian Athletics Federation. tass.com Ivanov temporarily resigned as president of the Russian Athletics Federation on February 13, 2021, after the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned high-ranking Russian officials from heading sports federations until December 16, 2022…

TASS (2022-12-18). Some 15 flights needed to take Russian tourists home from Egypt — Tez Tour. tass.com According to a travel operator, flights to be performed from December 18 to 21…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Russian Defense Minister Inspects Russian Troops in Special Operation Zone – Ministry. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has visited Russia's Southern Military District to inspect the work of Russian troops in the zone of the special operation, the Russian Defense Ministry informs.

TASS (2022-12-18). Five people hurt in fire at oil and gas condensate field in Irkutsk region. tass.com An explosion was followed by fire, head of the settlement of Verkhnekamskoye in the vicinity of the field, Konstantin Vlasov says…

TASS (2022-12-18). UK top brass says he would like more frequent contact with Moscow. tass.com Tony Radakin said that he regularly communicated with his Russian counterpart during this year, but would prefer to do so more often…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Russian Orthodox Church to Build Religious Center, Schools & Hospitals in Uganda. sputniknews.com On the oldest Africa-based Russian Orthodox church's 90th anniversary, the Russian patriarch's exarch in Africa Metropolitan Leonid of Klin is visiting Morocco from December 17 to 19.

TASS (2022-12-18). Defense Minister Shoigu inspects group of troops in special operation zone — ministry. tass.com At the command post of the group, Russian Defense Minister General of the Army Sergey Shoigu listened to the reports of the commanders on the current situation, as well as on the actions of the Russian troops…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Moscow to extend ban on trucks from 'unfriendly countries'. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The Russian government will extend a ban on cargo transit by road for companies from countries that have placed similar restrictions on Moscow.

TASS (2022-12-18). Russia records 7,222 daily COVID cases, 51 deaths – crisis center. tass.com As many as 782 people were hospitalized with COVID-19…

TASS (2022-12-18). US Deputy Treasury Secretary and German officials talk sanctions on Russia, aid to Kiev. tass.com On behalf of Germany German Federal Chancellery Jorg Kukies and State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action Udo Philipp took part in the consultations…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). 'Ghost of Soviet Union' Still Haunting Washington, Russian Ambassador Says. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON, December 18 (Sputnik) – In its relations with Russia, the United States is still driven by a "Cold War" mentality and finds it hard to accept the changes on the international arena, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in an interview with Newsweek.

TASS (2022-12-18). Over 170 flights either delayed or cancelled at Moscow's airports due to heavy snow. tass.com Scientific Director of the Hydrometeorological Center Roman Vilfand told TASS earlier that by Monday the snow blanket in Moscow may approach a record height of 34 centimeters, which was registered on December 19, 1941…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Ghost of Soviet Union still haunting Washington. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In its relations with Russia, the United States is still driven by a "Cold War" mentality and finds it hard to accept the changes in the international arena, Russian Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov said.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Terrorist Attack in CAR Won't Affect Moscow-Bangui Relations, Ambassador Says. sputniknews.com On Friday, the general director of the Russian House in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dmitry Syty, was hospitalized in Bangui after an assassination attempt. He was said to have received a package containing an explosive that detonated in his hands. Later, the Russian Embassy told Sputnik that Syty's situation wasn't life-threatening.

Thierry Meyssan (2022-12-18). Volodymyr Zelensky and Ethnopolitics. dissidentvoice.org President Zelensky has just been named by Time magazine "politician of the year 2022". It is not to have realized his coup de force of July, in favor of the war. He had all the political parties that opposed him banned; assassinated the personalities who resisted him; controlled all the media, written, audiovisual and internet; …

sputniknews (2022-12-18). KFOR Reportedly Tightens Security at Checkpoint in Northern Kosovo Over Rallying Serbs. sputniknews.com BELGRADE (Sputnik) – NATO-led peacekeeping mission Kosovo Force (KFOR) boosted security at the closed Jarinje border crossing between Serbia and breakaway Kosovo due to a mass gathering of local Serbs on the Serbian side, local media reported on Sunday.

TASS (2022-12-18). 'Ghost' of Soviet Union still haunts US administration with Cold War not over, says envoy. tass.com It much easier for Washington to consolidate society inside the US and in the Western camp around the image of a "foreign enemy that undermines the values of the democratic world", Anatoly Antonov said…

thecommunists (2022-12-18). British delegates in Belgrade: Nato is trying to expand the war in Europe. thecommunists.org On Saturday 17 December, CPGB-ML vice-chair Joti Brar spoke at an international anti-imperialist meeting attended by representatives of more than 30 organisations from across the world, organised by the New Communist Party of Yugoslavia (NKPJ) and the Union of Communist Youth of Yugoslavia (SKOJ) in cooperation with the World Anti-Imperialist Platform. At the meeting, the …

Timothy Alexander Guzman (2022-12-18). The Road to World War III: How US-NATO Forces Turned Libya into Hell on Earth. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-18). Cierra con otro récord nadadora cubana en campeonato mundial. cubadebate.cu La baracoense Elisbet Gámez culminó en el Campeonato Mundial de Natación en Piscina de Curso Corto (25 metros) en Melbourne, Australia, con otra plusmarca para Cuba en los 200 metros en estilo libre. Con 4: 11: 66 minutos en 400 metros libres, la baracoense cerró en el puesto 18 entre 31 nadadoras.

_____ (2022-12-18). Another 'Political Framework' Signed In Sudan. popularresistance.org On December 5 yet another transitional political framework was signed in the Republic of Sudan by the military regime and the Forces of Freedom and Change (FFC), the broad-based democracy organization inside the country. | The agreement is designed to break the stalemate which has been in existence since a military coup removed former President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in April 2019. | This new accord was met with much skepticism and angry protests from various political tendencies throughout Sudan. The Resistance Committees which have organized street demonstrations over the last four years have categorically rejec…

_____ (2022-12-18). Cleveland's Circular Economy Helps Reduce Waste And Build Jobs. popularresistance.org Cleveland, Ohio – While meeting with a local farmer two years ago, Eric Diamond of Central Kitchen, a food business incubator in Cleveland, Ohio, learned that the farmer wasn't able to sell all the carrots in his fields. Some of the carrots — while perfectly nutritious — weren't the right size or shape for grocery stores' and restaurants' specifications. That sparked a question, and a business idea was born. | "I said to him, 'What do you do with the carrots?' and he said, 'We leave them to rot in the fields because we don't have an end market,'" said Diamond. "So, I said, 'What if we buy the ones tha…

_____ (2022-12-18). Corporate Greed At Its Worst. popularresistance.org With colder winter weather looming, a new analysis released Tuesday shows that the nine largest energy utility companies in the U.S. raked in nearly $14 billion in combined profits during the first three quarters of this year—and dished out roughly $11 billion to their wealthy shareholders—as tens of millions of U.S. households struggled to pay their utility bills due to soaring costs. | The watchdog group Accountable.US found that NextEra Energy, Duke Energy, Southern Company, Dominion Energy, Constellation Energy, Eversource Energy, Entergy Corporation, DTE Energy, and CMS Energy Corporation brought…

_____ (2022-12-18). A Quiet Retreat: Hundreds Of Shipping Containers Hauled To State Prison. popularresistance.org Southern Arizona — Starting Tuesday, along I-10 in Southern Arizona, observant commuters may have noticed a peculiar uptick in the interstate's westbound traffic — dozens, maybe even hundreds, of empty shipping containers were hauled one-by-one down the highway. | From unincorporated land in Cochise County to the Arizona State Prison Complex in the southern reaches of Tucson, this curious cavalcade marked what may be the next phase of the monthslong saga that has resulted in the destruction of miles of Southern Arizona wilderness and has cost the State of Arizona over $108 million dollars for what amo…

_____ (2022-12-18). Chris Hedges: How The War Machine Took Over The Democratic Party. popularresistance.org There was once a wing of the Democratic Party that stood up to the war industry. J. William Fulbright, George McGovern, Gene McCarthy, Mike Gravel, William Proxmire, and, of course, Dennis Kucinich. But that was largely decades ago. The new Democrats, especially with the presidency of Bill Clinton, became shills not only for corporate America, but the arms industry. The massive military budget, $858 billion in military spending allocated for fiscal year 2023, is an increase of $45 billion over the Biden administration's budget request, and nearly $80 billion more than the amount appropriated by Congress for the c…

_____ (2022-12-18). After Two Decades Of War, The Congolese People Say Enough Is Enough. popularresistance.org On Monday, December 12, a meeting was held between the M23 rebel group, the Congolese armed forces (FARDC), the commander of the joint East African Community (EAC) force, the Joint Expanded Verification Mechanism (JMWE), the Ad-Hoc Verification Mechanism, and the UN peacekeeping force, MONUSCO, in Kibumba in the Nyiragongo territory in the North Kivu province located in the eastern part of the DRC. | The meeting was held in the wake of reports of fighting between M23 and the FARDC, just days after the rebel group had pledged to "maintain a ceasefire" in the mineral-rich region. M23 is widely acknowledged to be a…

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Turkish Drone Strike Kills Three Civilians In Northern Syria. southfront.org A Bayraktar TB2 combat drone. Source: Baykar. | On December 17, three civilians were killed when a Turkish combat drone targeted a vehicle in the northern region of Syria. | The vehicle was reportedly moving on a road near the Kurdish-held village of Raqqas, which is located to the west of the Turkish-occupied town of Tell Abyad in the northern Raqqa countryside, when it was hit. | In a statement, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) called the Turkish drone strike a "crime against humanity." The Kurdish-led group, which…

Ali Abunimah (2022-12-18). Kicking aside French protests, Israel expels Salah Hammouri. electronicintifada.net Expelling Palestinians from occupied territories is a war crime.

____ (2022-12-18). (100 great changes) China-Europe freight trains contribute to a shared future. ecns.cn In October 2022, a China-Europe freight train bound for Poland passed through Horgos Port in Northwest China's Xinjiang. Hence, the number of China-Europe (Central Asia) freight trains passing though Horgos Port reached 10,000.

____ (2022-12-18). China's AG600M large amphibious aircraft secures new order. ecns.cn China's independently-developed AG600M large amphibious aircraft has secured a new order for five aircraft, the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) announced on Friday.

Editor (2022-12-18). Zero COVID: Don't be deceived by U.S. reports on the protests in China. mronline.org The opportunism of the major U.S. media was on full display in late November over the protests against China's anti-COVID lockdowns.

____ (2022-12-18). Chinese technology helps Qatar grow vegetables in desert. ecns.cn Southwestern China's Sichuan Province helped Qatar grow vegetables in the desert and reduce its reliance on imports.

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). State Department Launches New 'China House' Office to Focus on Beijing Policy. news.antiwar.com The State Department on Friday announced a new office to coordinate China policy, known as "China House," in the Biden administration's latest effort to focus on Beijing. In a press release, the State Department said the new office is meant to help the US government "responsibly manage" competition with China and advance the US vision …

____ (2022-12-18). New high-speed railway enters operation in China's Yunnan. ecns.cn A 106-km high-speed railway, linking the cities of Mengzi and Mile in southwest China's Yunnan Province, entered operation on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). Fish scale-shaped ice floes on Yellow River. ecns.cn Fish scale-shaped ice floes floating along a section of the Yellow River has created a magnificent scenery in winter in Yonghe County, north China's Shanxi Province.

____ (2022-12-18). Mile-Mengzi high-speed railway put into operation in Yunnan. ecns.cn The Mile-Mengzi high-speed railway in southwest China's Yunnan Province was put into operation on Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). China to provide more market-oriented, law-based, internationalized business environment for foreign companies: FM spokesperson. ecns.cn China will provide a more market-oriented, law-based and internationalized business environment for foreign companies, and remain a promising investment destination for businesses from Germany, Australia and the rest of the world, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Friday.

____ (2022-12-18). China launches Shiyan-21 satellite. ecns.cn A Long March-11 rocket carrying Shiyan-21 satellite blasts off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Dec. 16, 2022.

____ (2022-12-18). Renhuai-Zunyi Expressway in SW China officially put into full operation. ecns.cn The Renhuai-Zunyi Expressway was officially put into full operation on Friday. It reduces the road travel time between Renhuai and Zunyi from an hour and a half to 30 minutes.

____ (2022-12-18). (W.E. Talk) Yin Jun: Why is the Chinese Path to Modernization an 'Innovation Theory'. ecns.cn The report of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China has formally proposed "Chinese Path to Modernization". What is the fundamental feature of the Chinese Path to Modernization? What are the differences between Chinese and Western modernization theories? What are the theoretical innovation possibilities of the Chinese Path to Modernization? China News Service "W.E. Ask" recently has interviewed Dr. Yin Jun from Peking university, who is the assistant dean of the Institute of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.

____ (2022-12-18). China launches one more space experiment satellite. ecns.cn The rocket blasted off at 2: 17 p.m. (Beijing Time) from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China and sent the satellite Shiyan-21 into preset orbit.

____ (2022-12-18). Species with extremely small populations being saved in China. ecns.cn According to the Global Biodiversity Outlook 5, biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented and intensifying rate. As the most biodiverse province in China, the southwestern Yunnan shared its conservation strategy on the international stage.

____ (2022-12-18). China opposes politicization, instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues: envoy. ecns.cn China opposes the politicization and instrumentalization of counterterrorism issues, double standards and a selective approach, a Chinese envoy said Thursday.

____ (2022-12-18). China holds Central Economic Work Conference to plan for 2023. ecns.cn The annual Central Economic Work Conference was held in Beijing from Thursday to Friday as Chinese leaders decided priorities for the economic work in 2023.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Nigerian Air Force Rescues Seven Chinese Kidnapped by Bandits in June. sputniknews.com Authorities in Nigeria launched a probe into the kidnapping of several people in June, including seven nationals of China who were attacked while working on a mine in the Niger state in the central region of the country. The attack, which left dozens of local workers dead, was the second abduction incident involving Chinese nationals in the state.

____ (2022-12-18). China approved major projects worth 1.5 trln yuan by end-November. ecns.cn China had approved 106 major projects with a total investment of about 1.5 trillion yuan (about 214.9 billion U.S. dollars) by the end of November 2022, in its bid to expand effective investment.

Binoy Kampmark (2022-12-18). The Year of the Botched Execution. dissidentvoice.org There was never anything going for it, except political mileage and the desire for crude retribution. The putting to death of another human being by the legal sanction of a state has always been another way of justifying murder, effectively assassination by judicial fiat. Such policies remain terrifying features of a number of penal systems, …

President John F. Kennedy (2022-12-18). John F. Kennedy on Nuclear War and the Threats to World Peace: "Together we Shall Save our Planet, or We shall Perish in its Flames" globalresearch.ca The world is at a dangerous crossroads. The threat of nuclear annihilation is real. | What distinguishes October 1962 to today's realities is that the leaders on both sides, namely John F. Kennedy and Nikita S. Khrushchev were acutely aware of …

Esteban Almiron (2022-12-18). How Argentina has been trapped in neocolonial debt for 200 years: An economic history. multipolarista.com Argentina has constantly been trapped over two centuries in unpayable external debt owed to foreign imperial powers. This affects the everyday life of everyone: inflation, salaries, employment, public services, elections. Here is a brief history of the deuda.

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2022-12-18). U.S. Act of War against the European Union: President Biden Ordered the Terror Attack against Nord Stream. High Treason against the People of Europe. globalresearch.ca

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Italy urges EU to give strong response to US IRA. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Italian Economy Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti urged the European Union to give a strong and strategic response to the US Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which he said was posing threats to the national economy.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran-EU trade at ‚Ǩ4.36 billion. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iran and the European Union's 27 member states traded ‚Ǩ4.36 billion worth of goods during the first 10 months of 2022, registering a 14.28% rise compared with last year's corresponding period.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Greece to Allocate $5.9 Billion for Defense as Part of 2023 Budget. sputniknews.com ATHENS (Sputnik) – The Greek parliament has adopted the 2023 budget, which will include defense spending worth 5.65 billion euros ($5.9 billion), Minister of National Defense Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos said.

Tina Landis (2022-12-18). Our survival depends on a world without billionaires. liberationnews.org The carbon emissions of 125 of the richest billionaires equal those of France, or 67 million people.

His Excellency Carlo Maria Viganà≤ (2022-12-18). The Heroic Archbishop Viganà≤: The Corrupt Billionaire Agenda, "SARS-CoV-2 Virus is Nothing but a Seasonal Flu" globalresearch.ca

Dave DeCamp (2022-12-18). US Launches More Airstrikes in Somalia. news.antiwar.com US Africa Command on Sunday said it launched two airstrikes in Somalia this month that targeted al-Shabaab fighters in support of the US-backed Mogadishu-based government. One strike took place on December 14, about 109 miles northeast of Mogadishu near the coastal town of Cadale. AFRICOM claimed the strike killed seven al-Shabaab members. The other strike …

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Sunak Slams UK Rail Union Leader as 'Grinch' Who Wants to 'Steal Christmas'. sputniknews.com The past few months have seen a series of workers' strikes in the UK, with Brits voicing frustration over the worsening economic situation in the country caused by soaring inflation. Taking part in the strikes were, among others, lawyers and nurses, as well as employees of railroad companies, post offices, and airports.

Staff (2022-12-18). "Our motto should be: Resistance, Liberation, Return": Salah Hamouri steadfast after forced deportation to France. samidoun.net French-Palestinian lawyer and human rights defender, Salah Hamouri, was forcibly deported to France this morning, Sunday, 18 December, an action that constitutes yet another Israeli war crime against the Palestinian people. It appears that the Israeli occupation regime sought to use the World Cup finals — in which France will appear against Argentina — as …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). N Korea fires ballistic missiles off east coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Officials of South Korea and Japan announced on Sunday that North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles towards the east coast of the Korean Peninsula.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). US & UK Health Agencies Warn About Increase in Strep Infections Among Children. sputniknews.com While the CDC urged parents in the US to learn about the symptoms of invasive group A strep infections such as necrotizing fasciitis and streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, the UK Health Security Agency noted a rising number of scarlet fever cases in Britain.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Global Music Awards go to two Iranians. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Global Music Awards 2022 went to two Iranian artists Abdolhossein Mokhtabad and Arman Manshaei.

TASS (2022-12-18). Both missiles launched by North Korea on Sunday were ballistic — Japan's Defense Ministry. tass.com North Korea on Sunday carried out two consecutive missile launches towards the Sea of Japan with an interval of about 25 minutes between launches…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). FM Amir-Abdollahian to pay visit to Jordan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is scheduled to pay a visit to Jordan's capital on Monday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). VIDEO: Unrest, protests continues in Jordan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In recent days, Jodan has been witnessing unrest and tensions due to protests over high fuel prices that spread to several cities across the kingdom.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). US Scientists Face Research Delays Over Lab Monkey Shortage, Reports Say. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Scientists in the United States are facing delays of up to a year due to a shortage of lab monkeys, american business press reported on Sunday, citing industry experts.

_____ (2022-12-18). Will Charles III be able to maintain power over New Zealand? journal-neo.org Ascending the British throne and becoming head of the Commonwealth upon the death of his mother in September 2022, King Charles III is one of the UK's most controversial monarchs. First, Charles III is the oldest British monarch, having ascended the throne at the age of 73. Second, the new British monarch can hardly be …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Severe air pollution hits Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — With the approach of winter and the beginning of the phenomenon of temperature inversion, the Iranian capital of Tehran is witnessing air pollution these days.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Explosion hits US military training center in Erbil (+VIDEO). en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iraqi media reported an explosion in a training center and weapons depot used by American forces to train Peshmerga forces in Erbil.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran to send at least two satellites into space by yearend. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iran's Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) announced that at least two satellites will be launched into space by the end of this year, while other satellites will remain in line to be launched.

Preston Wood (2022-12-18). Generations of struggle led to Congress affirming marriage equality & interracial marriage. liberationnews.org Through militant action, culminating in the historic Stonewall rebellion in New York City in 1969 and the Black Cat uprising in Los Angeles 1967, the exploding movement reached the hearts and minds of millions of workers — to the point where now over 70% of the people express support for marriage equality and equal justice!

TheCOVIDBlog (2022-12-18). The Phoney Nitrogen Crisis: The Netherlands Is Ground Zero for Global Famine Agenda. Precipitating "30,000 Farmers Out of Business" globalresearch.ca

TASS (2022-12-18). Roscosmos: temperature inside Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft drops after radiator depressurization. tass.com According to the plan the ship would be expected the help of SSRMS remote manipulator cameras…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Argentina Become World Cup 2022 Champion After Beating France. sputniknews.com When the match ended in a draw, the Argentinian team managed to prevail over their French rivals in a penalty shootout.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). No plans yet for Iran-Saudi Arabia meeting in Amman. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Sources in the Iranian government said there are still no plans for a meeting between Iranian and Saudi Arabia officials during the upcoming second edition of the Baghdad Conference for Cooperation and Partnership in Amman.

Fight Back (2022-12-18). Texas: Aaron Dean convicted of manslaughter. fightbacknews.org Fort Worth, TX – A Tarrant County jury with no Black people on it convicted former Fort Worth police officer Aaron Dean December 15 of manslaughter for the killing of Atatiana Jefferson. | The trial relates to events on October 19, 2019, when Dean fatally shot Atatiana Jefferson in her living room after being called to the house for a welfare check. Jefferson, who was 28, was caring for her eight-year-old nephew at the time, and he witnessed the killing. | The trial now moves to the sentencing phase. The same jury that convicted Dean will decide Dean's fate. The range of punishment is from two years to 20 years i…

teleSUR, MER, JGN (2022-12-18). Conoce siete frases para recordar el legado de Simón Bolívar. telesurtv.net El Libertador Simón Bolívar es una de las principales figuras de la emancipación hispanoamericana.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Three Dead, 17 Injured By 'Freak Wave' in South Africa. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – At least three people, including a child aged around 7 or 8 years old, died and over a dozen others were injured after a wave swept them into the sea in the South African coastal city of Durban, South African media report.

Andy Kroll (2022-12-18). The Code Behind the Far Right's Success. tomdispatch.com Arizona is ground zero for the wackiest theories and craziest political candidates. Exhibit A: Kari Lake, the Republican who ran for governor in the recent midterm elections. Though she lost in November, she's still campaigning — on social media, in the courts, and in her own beclouded imagination. She refuses to accept that Katie Hobbs, her Democratic opponent, won by 0.6% of the vote. It's a delusion she shares with Donald Trump who tweeted that Lake should be "installed" in the position anyway, like a triumphant coup leader. Lake, Trump, and all-too-many Americans now believe that any election in which a…

Florence CGTN (2022-12-18). U.S.- Mexico border braces for migrant surge. america.cgtn.com The United States is bracing itself for a surge of migrants at the Southern border with Mexico ahead of the lifting of a pandemic-era restriction which blocks entry to the country to prevent the international spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration will on Wednesday …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Qatar threatens Belgium with cut of natural gas supplies. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Qatar on Sunday condemned a corruption investigation by Belgium and the suspension of its access to the EU parliament, saying it could "negatively" impact relations and natural gas supplies.

Staff (2022-12-18). De los pibes de Malvinas: gracias Selección. cubadebate.cu Hoy la historia se resignifica en un nuevo escenario. Esa misma pasión por la selección nacional de fútbol, ahora con la magia de Leo Messi, ilusiona a todas las generaciones presentes y el amor por los jugadores de la albiceleste y Malvinas nos une a ellos otra vez.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran gas output from South Pars hits 0.7bcm/d. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The CEO of Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC) said the daily gas production from the South Pars joint gas field has reached 700 million cubic meters.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Japan, US set up military intelligence team at Yokota base. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Amid increasing coordination between Washington and Tokyo against Beijing, Japan, and the US have launched a new organization to analyze information collected by their defense equipment.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Gravity Makes You Age Slower, Scientists Argue. sputniknews.com One of the implications of general relativity theory means that time runs faster in places with low gravity and slower in places with high gravity.

Staff (2022-12-18). La Tira de los Lectores: Mi foto del Mundial. cubadebate.cu Falta muy poco para la gran final del Mundial de Catar 2022, entre Francia y Argentina. Por eso, La Tira de los Lectores este domingo resume cómo han vivido quienes nos leen esa importante fiesta futbolera, que comenzó el pasado 20 de noviembre y termina hoy.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). North Korea's Sunday Test Related to Development of Reconnaissance Satellite – Reports. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Pyongyang says its Sunday test was part of the development of a reconnaissance satellite, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reports.

Staff (2022-12-18). Tasas vigentes en el mercado cambiario cubano este domingo 18 de diciembre. cubadebate.cu Con el objetivo de mantener informados a sus lectores, Cubadebate comparte las tasas de cambio para diferentes divisas extranjeras vigentes este domingo 18 de diciembre en el mercado cambiario del país.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran condemns terror attack against Iraqi police forces. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian foreign ministry spokesman condemned the Sunday terrorist explosion against Iraqi policemen in Kirkuk and offered condolences to the Iraqi government and nation.

Joel Richards (2022-12-18). World Cup fever in Argentina. america.cgtn.com Argentina has been gripped by World Cup fever over the past month. Supporters have filled the streets to celebrate the team reaching the final, which will be captain Lionel Messi's last World Cup match. For many, it has been the chance to put their …

Common Dreams staff (2022-12-18). Trump Unleashes Deranged Rant as Jan. 6 Panel Plans to Recommend Criminal Charges. commondreams.org One watchdog said there is "exceedingly strong" evidence behind the House January 6 committee's proposed criminal charges against the former president.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Bomb blast in Iraq's Kirkuk kills 12 police officers. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least 12 Iraqi Federal Police officers have been killed in a bomb blast near Iraq's north-central city of Kirkuk on Sunday.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). –°anada Delays Plans to Expand Medically Assisted Dying for Mentally Ill. sputniknews.com Ottawa made euthanasia legal in September 2016. The law was passed after Canada's Supreme Court ruled that medics could help those with severe and incurable medical conditions die.

TASS (2022-12-18). Heating in Kiev fully restored, says city mayor. tass.com During the day, utility workers will examine individual houses, where there may be local problems with heat…

TASS (2022-12-18). US, Lithuanian military to consider expanding intelligence cooperation — Pentagon. tass.com The Under Secretary of Defense Ronald S. Moultrie called Lithuania a "strategic intelligence partner"

Steven Sahiounie (2022-12-18). Erdogan Jails His Main Rival in the 2023 Election. globalresearch.ca

____ (2022-12-18). Is the U.S. colonizing Syria by frequently stealing its oil. ecns.cn The U.S. military has stolen Syrian oil three times in half a month since December, transporting nearly 150 tanks from the northeastern oil fields of Syria to Iraq.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Zimbabwe Farmers Use Chili 'Bombs' to Deter Elephants. sputniknews.com More than 36 people in the Mbire rural district have been killed by wild animals since 2015, while many others have lost livestock and crops.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). Nine Iraqi Police Officer Killed In Bombing Near Kirkuk City. southfront.org Click to see full-size image. Via Twitter. | Late on December 17, nine officers of the Iraqi Federal Police were killed and two others were wounded in a bomb blast near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. | The falling officers were traveling in a convoy when the bomb struck near the village of Safra, which lies about 30 kilometers to the southwest of Kirkuk. After the blast, several gunmen attacked the convoy with small arms. One of them was reportedly shot and killed by the police. | Follo…

teleSUR, DRL (2022-12-18). Presidente de Rusia evalúa curso de la operación en Ucrania. telesurtv.net Sucede cuando se produjo un intercambio de bombardeos en diversas partes del territorio en conflicto el viernes último.

Mark Keenan (2022-12-18). Transcending COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis Deceptions. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-18). Federación Estudiantil Universitaria inicia actividades de su X Congreso. cubadebate.cu La intensa agenda del congreso arrancó tras el desfile de las delegaciones que representan a todas las provincias y el municipio especial Isla de la Juventud, actividad que contó con la presencia de la miembro del Consejo de Estado y rectora de la UH, Miriam Nicado; y de la presidenta de la FEU, Karla Santa.

Anonymous Contributor (2022-12-18). Banner Dropped on West Coast in Solidarity with Arrested Forest Defenders. itsgoingdown.org Report on banner drops on the West Coast in solidarity with those arrested defending the Atlanta forest. Submitted anonymously. Five people have been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism for their alleged connection to Defend The Atlanta Forest movement in the USA. These arrests were notoriously brutal, as arrestees were hit with repeated chemical weapons,…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Actress Denies Rumors of Taking Prince Harry's Virginity. sputniknews.com The Duke of Sussex's memoir, which reportedly features an episode about him losing his virginity to an older woman, is expected to be published in January 2023.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). North Korea Test-Fires Suspected Ballistic Missile. sputniknews.com TOKYO (Sputnik) – Pyongyang has carried out another test-launch, firing what appears to be a ballistic missile, the Japan Coast Guard said on Sunday.

Stephen Maher (2022-12-18). Liberal Democracy, Authoritarian Statism, and the New Finance Capital. socialistproject.ca This symposium at Carleton University, looked at the legacy of Leo Panitch's scholarship, education, and activism, featuring roundtables and a keynote address by Institute of Political Economy (IPE) visiting professor, Stephen Maher: "Liberal Democracy, Authoritarian Statism, and the New Finance Capital." | The work of Leo Panitch left an immense impact on the field of political economy — from his critique of social democracy to his groundbreaking theorization, with Sam Gindin, of globalization and the American empire. As a professor at Carleton, he helped to place the University at the forefront of t…

Staff (2022-12-18). Irán logra el nivel más alto de enriquecimiento de uranio en su historia. cubadebate.cu La República Islámica de Irán ha aumentado sus capacidades deenriquecimiento de uranio al nivel más alto en la historia de su industria atómica, según informó este sábado, Mohammad Eslami, jefe de la Organización de Energía Atómica de la nación persa.

TASS (2022-12-18). North Korea launches presumably ballistic missile, Japan Coast Guard reports. tass.com According to the Coast Guard, the rocket has already fallen, but more accurate official information about the place of the fall is not available at the moment…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Argentina wins 2022 World Cup against France on penalties. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Argentina won over France on penalty shootouts to become the champions of the World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Child Among Those Hospitalized After Consuming 'Hallucinogenic' Spinach in Australia. sputniknews.com Dozens of Australians have experienced symptoms, including hallucinations and delirium after eating spinach products.

The Expose (2022-12-18). Bill Gates' Sinister Plan to Force You to Eat "Fake Meat" globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Pope Francis Will Not Watch World Cup Final – Reports. sputniknews.com ROME (Sputnik) – Pope Francis will not watch the final match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, where Argentina will play against France, the Italian la Repubblica daily reports.

____ (2022-12-18). Weilong Delicious lists on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ecns.cn Chinese snack maker Weilong Delicious Global Holdings was listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Thursday, pricing its shares at HK$10.56 each in its initial public offering to raise $130.6 million.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iran, Nicaragua FMs sign comprehensive cooperation document. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — In a meeting held on Sunday, the Iranian and Nicaraguan foreign ministers signed a comprehensive cooperation document between the two countries.

teleSUR, em, MER (2022-12-18). Argentina y Francia se enfrentarán en final de la Copa Mundial. telesurtv.net La Albiceleste jugará su sexta final en un Mundial de la FIFA, mientras que el equipo de Les Bleus lo hará por cuarta ocasión.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 2 teens killed, 3 other youths injured in SW Atlanta shootout. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Two teenagers are dead, and several others are injured after a shooting at an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta Saturday, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Wheat harvest rises 45% to 11.5m tons in last crop year. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — A total of 11.5 million tons of wheat were produced on 4.9 million hectares of farms across Iran during the last crop year (September 2021-22), registering a 45% rise compared with the previous year.

Prof. Claudia von Werlhof (2022-12-18). Climate Disruption: It's Not Due to CO2. globalresearch.ca The UN's climate change summit (COP27) "has opened in Egypt. | More than 120 world leaders are attending the COP27 summit in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, amidst a stylized propaganda campaign: | "Our Planet is "Sending a Distress Signal". …

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Sixth Intl. Transportation Exhibition opens in Tehran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The Sixth International Exhibition of Transportation, Logistics and Related Industries kicked off in Tehran on Sunday morning.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). US Teacher Allegedly Forced to Resign After Rejecting Students' 'Preferred Pronouns'. sputniknews.com The teacher had to resign despite attempting to find "a solution that would allow her to continue teaching without violating her religious beliefs and constitutional rights," according to her lawsuit.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). ET Want Big Apple: NYC Sees Surge in UFO 'Sightings' This Year. sputniknews.com UFO sightings around the world have spawned numerous conspiracy theories with witnesses trying to provide photo or video "evidence" – usually of questionable quality – to support their claims that aliens are real.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Rusia afirma que sanciones de la UE agravan a la propia unión. telesurtv.net "Está claro para todos que el objetivo de la Unión Europea es presionar a Estados soberanos, y los medios para conseguirlo son ilegítimos", señaló la misión permanente de Rusia ante el bloque.

Staff (2022-12-18). Unión Europea reformará mercado de carbono para reducir emisiones. cubadebate.cu La Unión Europea (UE) llegó hoy a un nuevo acuerdo político para impulsar el mercado de carbono regional y reducir las emisiones de dióxido de carbono (CO2) que calientan al planeta. De concretarse estas medidas, el mercado comunitario del carbono se reformará para reducir las emisiones un 62% en 2030, respecto de 2005.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Raeisi stresses need for unity bet. seminaries, universities. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — President Raeisi stressed the necessity of unity between universities and seminaries in providing solutions to solve the country's problems based on scientific and religious methods.

teleSUR, JDO (2022-12-18). Dos adolescentes mueren tras tiroteo en escuela de Chicago, EE.UU. telesurtv.net El hecho ocurrió mientras los estudiantes salían de la escuela secundaria Benito Juárez. Dos menores de edad resultaron heridos.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Greeks hold protest against soaring cost of living. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Workers, civil servants and students staged protests Saturday in Athens to draw attention to the soaring cost of living.

Staff (2022-12-18). Por segundo día consecutivo la Unión Eléctrica no prevé apagones. cubadebate.cu Se estima para la hora pico nocturna una disponibilidad de 2845 MW y una demanda máxima de 2750 MW, para una reserva de 95 MW, por lo que de mantenerse las condiciones previstas no se pronostican afectaciones al servicio por déficit de capacidad, aunque se trabaja con bajos niveles de reserva en este horario.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). French Police Use Tear Gas Against Fans on Champs-Elysees in Paris. sputniknews.com PARIS (Sputnik) – French police used tear gas to disperse crowds of fans who gathered on the Champs-Elysees in Paris following the defeat of the national team at the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Sunday.

Staff (2022-12-18). 2023: un año de realizaciones y avances en nuestros medios. cubadebate.cu El jefe del Departamento Ideológico del CCPCC, Rogelio Polanco, aseguró que el venidero años se contará con la Ley de Comunicación Social, que se ha decidido continuar el debate sobre la misma y lograr así que sirva también como un proceso de educación y formación de toda la sociedad.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Argentina's President to Watch World Cup Final From Home. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – President of Argentina Alberto Fernandez says he will not travel to Qatar for the final match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

TASS (2022-12-18). Business jet sends distress signal several minutes after takeoff from Yerevan for Moscow. tass.com The plane continues its flight and is expected to land at Moscow's Vnukovo at 21: 52 Moscow time. No further details are available…

Staff (2022-12-18). Argentina campeón: Alcanzaron la gloria de la mano de Lionel. cubadebate.cu El guionista de la discusión del título en Catar , por suerte, se pasó con los vaivenes. Tanto subió y bajó el ritmo que la hinchada terminó exhausta de tanta tensión. Hasta aquellos que no siguen el deporte apenas pudieron evitar comerse las uñas en el instante en que argentinos y franceses se golpeaban en la tanda de penaltis para definir el capitán que levantaría la Copa: Messi o Lloris.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). 'Irish But Not Stupid': Yet Another Joe Biden Gaffe Blasted as 'Hate Crime'. sputniknews.com Biden's numerous gaffes continue to prompt criticism from conservatives, who have repeatedly argued that such escapades are a sign of health problems, and that the Democrat, who is the oldest president in the history of the US, is not mentally fit to run the country.

Staff (2022-12-18). Rendir cuentas, ølo que se dice rendir cuentas? cubadebate.cu En la misma medida en que las dificultades económicas, la burocratización y la formalización de esos procesos fueron abultándose en quejas sin solución y responsables sin poner la cara, se fue deteriorando la percepción social de un eslabón básico de nuestro poder revolucionario.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 2022 WC final: Defending champion vs. the albicelestes. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The football world is waiting to see if either France, defending champion, or Argentina, the albicelestes, will bring the 2022 World Cup trophy home.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). FTX Founder to Stop Defying Extradition as US Presses Fraud Charges, Reports Suggest. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Sam Bankman-Fried, the co-founder of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, will drop his fight against extradition to the United States where he faces charges of fraud and other financial crimes, media reported Sunday.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Headlines of Iran's Persian dailies on Dec. 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Mehr news agency takes a look at the headlines of Iran's Persian-language dailies on Sunday, December 18.

Janine Jackson (2022-12-18). 'A crucial part of colonization is taking our children'. mronline.org CounterSpin interview with Jen Deerinwater on Indian Child Welfare Act.

Andreas Wailzer (2022-12-18). World Health Organization Publishes Video Calling COVID Jab Skeptics a 'Major Killing Force'. globalresearch.ca

Colin Todhunter (2022-12-18). What Was Covid Really About? Triggering A Multi-Trillion Dollar Global Debt Crisis. "Ramping up an Imperialist Strategy"? globalresearch.ca If it was indeed about public health, why close down the bulk of health services and the global economy knowing full well what the implications would be? And why mount a military-style propaganda campaign to censor world-renowned scientists and terrorise entire populations…

Editor (2022-12-18). 'Capitalism as Civilisation: A History of International Law' review. mronline.org Readers of the first volume of Capital sometimes mistakenly conceptualize capitalism in terms of a relationship between workers and a single capitalist. In doing so they fail to notice that for Marx capitalist society is not one big capitalist enterprise.

William Walter Kay (2022-12-18). Aussies Go 100% Coal! Imagining Life Out from Under the Climate Cloud. globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, jap, JCM (2022-12-18). Croacia queda en tercer lugar del Mundial de Qatar. telesurtv.net La otrora llamada final de consolación fue más vibrante que el partido que enfrentó a ambos equipos en la primera jornada de la fase de grupos.

TASS (2022-12-18). Participants in rally in supports of Kosovo Serbs try to break through police cordons — TV. tass.com Currently, according to RTS, situation calmed down, rally continues…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Raeisi felicitates Qatari Emir on National Day. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Addressing Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in a letter, Iranian president Ebrahim Raeisi offered his congratulations to the Qatari people and government on the Arab country's National Day.

____ (2022-12-18). Stunning scenery of frozen Kaidu River in Xinjiang. ecns.cn The 610-kilometer Kaidu River, the fourth largest river in Xinjiang, originates from the Tianshan Mountains with an altitude of 4,000 meters above sea level. It finally flows into Bosten Lake, the country's largest inland freshwater lake.

Free, Fair Elections (2022-12-18). FTX Donated $1.1 Million to LGBTQ PAC & They Used About a Million to Promote Becca Balint. indybay.org An LGBTQ candidate in Vermont named Becca Balint won the November 8, 2022 election to U.S. Congress House of Representatives, but she was promoted with money from FTX…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 1 killed, 34 injured in tanker truck fire in Afghanistan. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — One person died and 34 were injured in a tanker truck fire in the high-attitude Salang Tunnel in the Afghan province of Parwan, provincial security chief Azizullah Omar said on Sunday.

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2022-12-18). Alerta ante la pérdida de un 10 por ciento de la biodiversidad. telesurtv.net La investigación afirma que la pérdida de plantas y animales es inevitable, y en el 2100 la extinción de biodiversidad podría llegar a ser de un 27 por ciento.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). SpaceX launches 54 Starlink communication satellites. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The US company SpaceX on Saturday launched a Falcon 9 rocket with another cluster of 54 satellites for its orbital Starlink network, according to a broadcast on the company's website.

Labor Video Project (2022-12-18). Union Democracy, Bullying & The Removal Of SF TWU 2 a President Roger Marenco. indybay.org Roger Marenco, who was president of TWU 2 a was removed last week as president. He reports that it was illegal and a coup that flagrantly violated the union bylaws. He also tells WorkWeek that he and his family have been physically threatened by officers who want him out of his union position.

Anonymous669 (2022-12-18). HTS Claims 15 Syrian Soldiers Were Killed Or Wound In New Attack Near Greater Idlib (Photos, Video). southfront.org On December 18, militants of al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), the de-facto ruler of the northwestern Syrian region of Greater…

Dr. Carla Peeters (2022-12-18). No Farmers, No Food, No Life. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2022-12-18). North Korea launches what is believed to be a ballistic missile — Japan Coast Guard. tass.com Japanese patrol ships are urging ships in the region not to approach them if rocket fragments are found…

City of Sunnyvale (2022-12-18). Wednesday 1/25: Farm to Table: Busting the Myths of our Food Systems. indybay.org Register on Eventbrite. Hosting on Zoom.

Staff (2022-12-18). °Argentina campeón mundial!: Nos ilusionamos, sufrimos y ganamos la tercera (+ Fotos, Videos y Estadísticas). cubadebate.cu Argentina la tuvo y volvió el fantasma de las remontadas rivales en el Lusail, como frente a Holanda. Francia la tuvo también. Los dos grandes de Catar, en una batalla de buen fútbol y garra, idas y venidas, altas y bajas, hat trick de Mbappé y doblete de Messi incluidos, fueron a penales. Otra vez Messi abriendo,, el Dibu brillando… °Argentina! °Sudamérica! °Rugió el Lusail! °Terremoto en el Obelisco! Argentina ganó su tercera Copa, Messi tiene su Mundial.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). US base in eastern Syria comes under rocket attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — The US military base in the Deir ez-Zor province of Syria has been targeted with rocket attacks.

Staff (2022-12-18). Liga Élite: Portuarios sigue ganando en un sábado de dobles juegos. cubadebate.cu Los equipos de Tabacaleros (23-21) y Portuarios (22-23) ganaron sus dos duelos sabatinos y concretaron pasos fructíferos para incluirse en la postemporada de la I Liga Élite del Beisbol Cubano. Mientas que el líder Agricultores (28-16) dividió honores con Cafetaleros, último lugar de la tabla.

TASS (2022-12-18). Pope reveals he signed abdication in case of serious illness. tass.com The pontiff turned 86…

Staff (2022-12-18). Inauguran 10mo. Congreso de la FEU de Cuba (+ Fotos). cubadebate.cu Frente al hoy Museo de la Revolución, sitio de eterno tributo a la rebeldía y al compromiso revolucionario de los universitarios, los 300 delegados e invitados al cónclave —en nombre de sus compañeros de aulas— patentizaron que en ellos crece su deber y el empeño de seguir revolucionando la FEU, revolucionando un país.

Andrew Perez (2022-12-18). LEVER WEEKLY: The Corruption Is Getting Worse. levernews.com This is Lever Weekly, a recap of our work from the past week. If you only read one email from us all week, this should be it.Below you will find a breakdown of our reporting, podcasts, videos, and live events — a feature now open to all subscribers. Following that, we are providing paid subscribers with an original column, written by a member of The Lever, connecting the dots on our coverage to deliver important takeaways. In this week's column, exclusively for paid subscribers, Andrew Perez explores how new dark money revelations related to conservative operative Leonard Leo and crypto huckster Sam Bank…

Staff (2022-12-18). La imagen del día: Selfie. cubadebate.cu Los forasteros llegan en el crucero a admirar la ciudad que es la llave del Golfo. Una ciudad que se mueve, palpita y comienza a tener aires de festejos de un año que termina, pese a los muchos avatarez y la dureza de los tiempos. La alegría de ser y de soñar puede quedar en una foto en el celular. °Venga la esperanza!

Common Dreams staff (2022-12-18). 'I Will Abide': In Self-Imposed Survey, 57.5% of Twitter Say Musk Should Step Down as CEO. commondreams.org With 17, 2, 391 total votes, only 42.5% said he should remain in charge of powerful social media platform.

Victoria Torres (2022-12-18). President Maduro Meets with Neighborhood Force Opposition Party at Miraflores. orinocotribune.com On Friday, December 16, the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, met with representatives of opposition party Neighborhood Force at Miraflores Palace, as part of the national dialogue process between the government and the opposition. | Leaders of Neighborhood Force Gustavo Duque, David Uzcátegui, Morel Rodríguez, Manuel Ferreira, Pablo Zambrano, and Rosiris Toro met with the president on Friday night. The head of the government delegation for dialogue and the president of the National Assembly, Jorge Rodríguez, and the governor of Miranda state, Héctor Rodríguez, were also present at the meeting. | Hoy sostuv…

Philly Anti-Cap (2022-12-18). Banners Dropped in Philadelphia in Solidarity with Fight to Stop Cop City. itsgoingdown.org Report on banners dropped in solidarity with ongoing struggle in Atlanta to stop the Cop City project. Originally posted to Philly Anti-Capitalist. On Saturday the 17th we hung a banners in solidarity with our friends jailed in Atlanta for defending the Weelaunee Forest against developers and cops. We hope that our action although small, inspires…

Victoria Torres (2022-12-18). Free Alex Saab Movement Marches to National Assembly of Venezuela, Denounces Kidnapping of Diplomat by US. orinocotribune.com

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Two Teenagers Killed in Atlanta Shooting, Reports Say. sputniknews.com WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Two male teenagers, aged 14 and 16, were killed in a shootout near an apartment complex in southwest Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, media report.

Cassidy Kakin (2022-12-18). Alwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album "Thanks for Waiting" with Hometown Show. indybay.org Alwa Gordon Celebrates Release of Debut Album "Thanks for Waiting" with | Hometown Santa Cruz County Vibes at Santa Cruz, California, Santa Cruz Recording Studios…

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Soldiers to Be Deployed at Several Power Plants in South Africa After Sabotage Incidents. sputniknews.com As South Africa's power sector is going through a crisis due to increasing demand for electricity and insufficient generation, incidents of diesel theft and vandalism are reported at various power stations of the state-owned power company Eskom, which produces nearly 95% of the country's electricity.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Bodybuilder Hadi Choopan crowns at 2022 Mr. Olympia. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian veteran bodybuilder Hadi Choopan won the Mr. Olympia title at the 2022 Mr. Olympia, in the United States.

Editor (2022-12-18). Farmworkers' Working and Living Conditions Take a Mental Health Toll. scheerpost.com

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Tens of Thousands Left Without Power After Heavy Snowstorm in US Northeast. sputniknews.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Tens of thousands of people were hit by power outages in the northeast of the United States on Sunday due to a heavy snowstorm, according to the PowerOutage.us web portal.

TASS (2022-12-18). North Korean ballistic missiles launched from North Pyongan Province – Yonhap. tass.com The South Korean officials noted these projectiles were medium-range ballistic missiles…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Four Pakistani soldiers killed in terrorist attack. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least four policemen were killed and four others were injured in a terrorist attack on the Bargai police station in Lakki Marwat, local Pakistani media said.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Impeachment Trials & Tribulations of Donald Trump. sputniknews.com Both attempts by the US House of Representatives to impeach Donald Trump were ultimately in vain as he ended up being acquitted by the US Senate in both instances.

Editor (2022-12-18). I witnessed the truth about Nicaragua. mronline.org 'Entering adulthood alongside the dwindling of 2020 uprisings for Black liberation (that I had naively seen as the beginning of the end), I felt very stuck. Understanding I am a poor queer Black woman, I saw myself facing a world where the options presented for survival were dehumanizing at best, and the innate dream of living as a free person essentially destroyed.' — Wawen Ewimbi…

Chrissy Stroop (2022-12-18). The 'Respect for Marriage Act' Is Not Nearly Enough. commondreams.org The new law protects same-sex and interracial couples, but the U.S. right is still coming for our freedoms.

____ (2022-12-18). (100 great changes) Chinese researchers conduct 'Earth Summit Mission'. ecns.cn Chinese people's quest for Mount Qomolangma could be traced back to 1960, when three Chinese mountaineers, whose average age was 24, accomplished the task of conquering the world's highest peak from the challenging northern slope for the first time in human history.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Malaysia landslide death toll rises to 24. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Rescuers in Malaysia have found the bodies of a woman and two children, raising the death toll from a landslide at an unlicensed campground to 24, an emergency services official says.

Juan Cole (2022-12-18). 2022 Deadliest Year on Record for Palestinians Under Israeli Occupation: UN. commondreams.org United Nations experts say it is the Israeli determination to colonize the Palestinian West Bank that is driving this drumbeat of violence against the Indigenous population.

Steve Watson (2022-12-18). Video: Bill Gates Calls for "Aggressive" Carbon Taxes to "Accelerate" Fourth Industrial Revolution. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2022-12-18). North Korea Tests Two Ballistic Missiles on Sunday. sputniknews.com TOKYO (Sputnik) – North Korea appears to have carried out a second missile test on Sunday morning, according to the Japan Coast Guard.

Staff (2022-12-18). Pepe Ramírez: el guajiro que se le escapó al diablo. cubadebate.cu Este 18 de diciembre cumpliría 100 años el líder campesino José (Pepe) Ramírez Cruz, quien dedicó toda su existencia a la lucha revolucionaria en favor del campesinado cubano, bajo una lealtad a toda prueba a Fidel, Raúl y al Partido Comunista de Cuba.Una vida tan ejemplar merece ser contada, para conocimiento de las nuevas generaciones, ante el paso del tiempo y los peligros de la desmemoria.

Michiel Willems (2022-12-18). Revealed: Brits Are Paying the Highest Electricity Bills in the Entire World. globalresearch.ca

TASS (2022-12-18). SpaceX launches rocket with 54 satellites for Starlink network. tass.com The liftoff took place at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 4: 32 ET…

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Front pages of Iran's English dailies on Dec. 18. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Here are the front pages of Iran's English language dailies on Sunday, December 18.

F. William Engdahl (2022-12-18). Europe's Energy Armageddon from Berlin and Brussels, Not Moscow. globalresearch.ca

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Spielberg Regrets 'Decimation' of Sharks After Jaws. sputniknews.com Spielberg's hit movie Jaws is often criticized by eco-activists for misrepresenting sharks as vengeful and cruel creatures.

Study Finds (2022-12-18). Bulletproof Armor Made of Human Cells? Scientists Create Gel that Stops Supersonic Projectiles. globalresearch.ca

Editor (2022-12-18). For Many Workers, the Holiday Season Is the Most Exploitative Time of the Year. scheerpost.com

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2022-12-18). ONU advierte sobre trato deshumanizado hacia migrantes. telesurtv.net El organismo internacional alertó sobre la contratación que impone cláusulas violatorias de los derechos humanos.

TASS (2022-12-18). North Korea launches two missiles, both fell outside Japan's exclusive economic zone. tass.com According to the authorities, to date, there have been no reports of any damage to the Japanese side from the North Korean missile launch…

Staff (2022-12-18). Venezuela condena nueva maniobra legislativa de Estados Unidos. cubadebate.cu El Gobierno venezolano rechazó este sábado de forma contundente la aprobación por el Congreso de Estados Unidos de una propuesta de ley, por constituir una violación a las libertades económicas y grave ofensa al pueblo.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). 3 dead, 17 injured by freak wave in South Africa. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — At least three people died and over a dozen others were injured after a wave swept them into the sea in the South African coastal city of Durban, South African media report.

TASS (2022-12-18). Argentina set to take on reigning champs France in final of 2022 FIFA World Cup. tass.com This is Argentina's 2nd final appearance over the past three World Cups…

WSWS (2022-12-18). The UK's Strep A child deaths and the causes of the "tripledemic" wsws.org The corporate media has used these tragedies to bury the broader public health disaster posed by a "tripledemic" of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), influenza and COVID-19 under an exclusive focus on Strep A.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). ISIL terrorists attack on E Syria leaves 5 killed, injured. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — According to media sources, a terrorist attack by ISIL forces in eastern Syria left one dead and four wounded.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Police: Death Toll From Fuel Truck Fire in Afghanistan Rises to 19. sputniknews.com KABUL (Sputnik) – The death toll from a fuel truck fire in a high-altitude tunnel at Salang Pass in Afghanistan's Parwan province has risen to 19, spokesman for the provincial police department Kamran Zaid said on Sunday.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). 'Ice Pancakes' Float Down Scottish River – Video. sputniknews.com The man who filmed the "ice pancakes" admitted that, while he had encountered theh phenomenon before, the "pancakes" he stumbled upon this time were "particularly interesting" due to their perfect shape.

sputniknews (2022-12-18). YouGov: Nearly Half of Germans Believe Immigration is Bad for the Country. sputniknews.com As 1.2 million migrants are expected to reach Germany by the end of the year, a survey has been conducted to find out what Germans think about migration in their country – and the results are discouraging for local authorities.

Wayside (2022-12-18). Bill Gates Patent Gives Him 'Exclusive Rights' to 'Computerize' Humans. globalresearch.ca

____ (2022-12-18). Comicomment: Empty talk and promise cannot gain trust. ecns.cn

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Iranian karatekas scoop 16 medals in Asian C'ships. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — Iranian athletes scooped 16 medals on the second day of the 2022 Asian Karate Championship underway in Uzbekistan.

en.mehrnews (2022-12-18). Global Arrogance's new plots can be neutralized through unity. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (MNA) — President Raeisi said that Iran and Latin American countries have a lot of potential to develop relations, adding that expanding ties between the two sides is an effective way to neutralize the western countries' sanctions.

teleSUR, rzr, JGN (2022-12-18). Reportan más de 15 millones de enfermos de influenza en EE.UU. telesurtv.net Datos de los CDC indican que en la semana que terminó el pasado 10 de diciembre fueron internadas en diversos centros asistenciales más de 23. 0 enfermos.

teleSUR, JCM (2022-12-18). Tunecinos acuden a las urnas para elegir nuevo parlamento. telesurtv.net No se espera que la composición final del parlamento se determine hasta marzo del próximo año, después de que se hayan completado las segundas vueltas.

____ (2022-12-18). Smart rail train starts trial run in Shannxi. ecns.cn The smart rail train travelling on a virtual track is equipped with various optical sensors to allow the vehicle to automatically follow a route defined by a virtual track of markings on the roadway and can carry as many as 300 passengers.

Staff (2022-12-18). Cuba: Alerta ante amenaza de influenza aviar por aves migratorias. cubadebate.cu La Influenza Aviar no está presente en Cuba, pero considerando su comportamiento y el riesgo de introducción, básicamente a través de las aves migratorias, que están en su periodo de migración, el Centro Nacional de Sanidad Animal recomienda a profesionales, técnicos, criadores y población en general acciones que pudieran mitigar el impacto de la enfermedad.

____ (2022-12-18). Leaders call for actions on biodiversity. ecns.cn The high-level meeting, starting from Dec 15, assembled ministers from 140 contracting parties and 60 international organizations, including nearly 200 ministerial-level representatives.

Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan (2022-12-18). The US Justice Department Must Drop Charges Against Julian Assange. commondreams.org The U.S. case against Assange is facing mounting criticism here at home as a threat to press freedom.

TASS (2022-12-18). Argentina grabs its third FIFA World Cup trophy after defeating France. tass.com The score was 3-3 after the normal play-time and an added time, but Argentina finally clinched the match 4-2 after penalty kicks…

____ (2022-12-18). Cradle of civilization: Tusi Sites. ecns.cn

sputniknews (2022-12-18). Erdogan Plans to Discuss Gas Roadmap With Leaders of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan. sputniknews.com ANKARA (Sputnik) – The leaders of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan will meet to determine a roadmap for the delivery of Turkmen gas to Turkey, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said.

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